I joined Team Be The Match to raise critical funds for patients in need of a marrow transplant.
Your gift can add new potential marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes.
Did you know?
A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for more than 70 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell. Seventy percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.
Rachel Kochevar was a three time transplant survivor!
Rachel was so strong. She was a three time transplant recipient, the first an autologous transplant (using her own stem cells), followed by two separate allogeneic transplants (where donor stem cells are used). When Rachel needed a second transplant - and a donor - she hosted her very own Be The Match Donor Drive that put me On The List! She found a match in donated cord blood stem cells for her second transplant and a Match donor in the registry for her third. Be The Match and the work that they do that extended her life during her five and a half year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma
(the patient's own stem cells are used), (the stem cells come from a donor)
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift delivers cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life. Every dollar counts. Together, we can make a difference!