Stories of you could be the cure.

My name is Jodi. I was diagnosed with cancer when I was pregnant. My donor Brie’s stem cells saved me.

Jodi first learned she had blood cancer when she was pregnant with her daughter Brook. She had chemotherapy and went into remission. But when her daughter was a year and a half, her cancer returned, and she knew she’d need a marrow transplant.

Brie, a mom of twin boys, joined Be The Match Registry® in February of 2012 and learned she was a match for someone in October of that same year. She agreed to help, and the doctor requested Peripheral Blood Stem Cells.

In the week leading up to the donation, Brie received two shots a day for five days of a drug called filgrastim to increase the number of blood-forming cells in her bloodstream. Then she underwent the stem cell collection, a process similar to donating plasma, on the sixth day.

Brie’s life-saving cells cured Jodi’s cancer. She tells Brie, “I am just so thankful for you.”

WHO WILL YOU SAVE?

HELP SOMEONE FACING BLOOD CANCER.
JOIN BE THE MATCH REGISTRY®.