If you had the power to save someone’s life, would you do it? Patients like Kamryn need a bone marrow transplant or their life will be cut short. It’s a reality for thousands of people who have sickle cell anemia because a bone marrow transplant is the only known cure.
Sadly, 70 percent of patients don’t have a fully-matched donor in their family. They are waiting on you to join Be The Match Registry®. You could be the answer they’ve been looking for to replace diseased blood-forming cells with healthy ones. You could be the cure.
**UPDATE – Kamryn could not find a match on the marrow registry, so along with their doctors, her family has made the decision for her to receive a haploidentical transplant from her father. While recent outcomes of haploidentical transplants are promising, many transplant doctors prefer a fully matched adult donor over a haploidential donor.
Kamryn’s family continues to encourage others to join the registry so that other families don’t need to make the tough decisions they have regarding alternative treatment options.
We’ll ask you a series of questions about your medical history to see if you meet basic qualifications.
We’ll need to get a sample of your DNA. Your kit should arrive in about 3-7 business days.
It’s easy – just swab your cheek and mail the DNA sample back to us to complete your registration.
Because of the genetic complexity of matching donors to patients, it could be weeks, months or years before you’re contacted to donate.
Be ready if you’re contacted as a match. If called, you’re a patient’s best genetic match from the entire registry and perhaps their only hope for a cure.