Every day thousands of patients who need a life-saving marrow or blood stem cell transplant are searching for a matching donor. There are more than 15 million donors worldwide who stand ready to give someone a future, yet even with a registry of millions, there are patients waiting and hoping, unable to find a match.
A marrow or blood stem cell transplant is a way to treat and possibly cure people with leukemia, lymphoma and other deadly diseases. Patients in need of a marrow or bloodstem cell transplant are most likely to match someone of their own race and ethnicity.
Donation, if you match, is typically done through an automated blood donation (75% of the time) or a minor surgical procedure done under anesthesia (25%).
Be The Match
Be The Match Registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
Be The Match facilitates unrelated marrow and blood stem cell transplants as a single point of access for a long-standing collaborative network of national and international leading medical facilities in marrow and cord bloodtransplantation. Be The Match connects patients, doctors, donors and researchers to the resources they need to help more people live longer and healthier lives. More Info