Three years after joining Be The Match Registry®, Samantha was matched to Ron, who was battling blood cancer. Without a transplant, Ron had been given only six months to live. But thanks to Samantha’s marrow donation, Ron was able to walk his daughter down the aisle, see his son graduate from law school and be here for the birth of his grandchildren.
Thousands of patients with blood cancers or diseases like sickle cell anemia need a marrow transplant to survive. For many patients, a marrow transplant is their only hope. With so many in need, Be The Match needs as many people as possible to join the marrow registry. People who are committed to helping save a life. That means being willing to donate to any patient in need, and being ready to follow through if called.
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.