June 13, 2017

Be the Match

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What does Be The Match do?

Be The Match works to provide hope and deliver a second chance at life to patients by:

Recruiting and supporting potential donors:

  • To connect patients with donors, Be The Match manages the largest and most diverse donor registry — nearly 8 million marrow donors and nearly 100,000 cord blood units. Donors can turn to their Donor Advocacy Program for support throughout the donation process.

Supporting patients:

  • To help patients access treatment, Be The Match offers financial support and educational resources.

Educating doctors:

  • Referring physicians can turn to Be The Match for information about transplant advances, caring for transplant patients and the importance of timely referral for transplant.

Advancing science:

  • Be The Match’s research programs have advanced the science of bone marrow and cord blood transplant, from better matching the right donor to the right patient for improving post-transplant treatment.

National Marrow Donor Program

Established in 1991, Be The Match Foundation supports the mission of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), working to ensure that patients in need of a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant get the treatment and support they so desperately need. Seventy percent of patients who are diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, genetic disorders, and immune deficiencies do not find a donor match in their family. These patients turn to Be The Match Foundation and the NMDP for help in securing a marrow match that will give them a second chance at life. Since 1987, they have facilitated more than 40,000 transplants. There are 70+ diseases that need a blood, bone, stem cell type of transplant daily.

Why should you help?

Be The Match relies on our support to collect contributions from people like us so that it can further its mission. Proceeds will help add more potential donors to the Be The Match Registry. I hope you’ll consider making a contribution today. Together we can help save lives!