Our goal at Be The Match is to provide the needed help and hope to cancer patients, so we can deliver a possible cure to all patients in need. You can possibly save the life of someone from your heritage that is battling a blood disease or blood cancer. As a cancer survivor myself of over 18 years, and a recipient of a marrow transplant almost 16 years ago. Please consider helping our community thats' transplanting HOPE & a CURE. We Give Second Chances in Life.
Team Be The Match is a nationwide community committed to helping patients in need of a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant by raising funds to add potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry®. By supporting Team Save a Life North Texas, you will help more patients afford transplant, adds potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry® and funds our life-saving research. Together we have the potential to truly make a difference to thousands of men, women and children in need of a life-saving transplant. 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.
Every 3 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like Leukemia. For many of these and other patients with diseases like sickle cell anemia, a marrow transplant is the only life-saving treatment-their only chance for a cure. Yet most don’t have a matching marrow donor in their family.
Every year, more than 14,000 patients are diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other diseases for which a marrow or cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope of a cure.
70% of all patients who need a transplant do not have a matched donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match Registry® to find an unrelated donor or cord blood unit.
Every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. That’s more than six people each hour, or 148 people each day.
More than 70 diseases can be treated & cured by a matched unrelated donor transplant.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.
They turn to Be The Match for the largest most diverse registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units in the world, offering one-on-one support, education and guidance before, during and after transplant. But first, a marrow match must be found, and many patients still don’t have a donor.
Please consider joining online if you can’t attend our events or just want to help us bring awareness by sharing our online drive. Please go to http://join.bethematch.org/texas to join as a committed new member. A swab kit will be mailed to you. Just mail it back ASAP.
To make a contribution online, please click on the blue "Make a Gift" box.
Be The Match relies on our support to collect contributions from our community to further its life saving mission. Your gift will help more patients afford transplant, adds potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry® and funds our life-saving research. I hope you'll consider making a contribution today. Together we can help save lives & be a CURE for patients battling blood cancers!
If you prefer to mail a check versus make a donation on-line, please mail your check out to:
Be The Match-Dallas
Attn: Clifford Ackerman
5550 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
Please make your check payable to Be The Match Foundation and reference Save a Life North Texas on your check. Thank you!