Pierce was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April, 2017. Shortly after his diagnosis, his parents learned that his treatment would include two rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. When no one from Pierce’s family was a full match for him, they turned to Be The Match® to find a marrow donor.
In June of 2017 a perfect match was found for Pierce on the Be The Match Registry®. In July, Pierce received his transplant. Pierce’s mom Aubrey wants to encourage people to join the registry and save a life like her son’s.
About 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 a child is waiting for. You could be the cure.
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.