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Team Be The Match is important to us
By supporting us, you will help raise funds for patients in need of an unrelated marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. Together we have the potential to truly make a difference in the lives of thousands of men, women and children in need of a life-saving transplant.
Please take a moment to watch this video which was a huge inspiration to us!
The first time I heard the words “bone marrow transplant,” my father was going through the procedure during his battle with leukemia in the mid 1990’s. My elementary school level of understanding was pretty simple: dad is really sick, and the new bonemarrow will make him better. It wasn’t until my dad had been in remission for over ten years and I was a junior year in high school that I thought about it much more than that. One morning in Mr. Poole’s chemistry class, perhaps the only day of the class that I can remember and in light of the upcoming bone marrow drive at my school, my teacher told the story of when he donated his bone marrow some years before. As he described getting the phone call that his DNA sample possibly matched someone who desperately neededa transplant, and about how he was eventually flown across the country to complete his donation, I could not help but think that someone just like Mr. Poole had done this for my dad years before, and had saved his life. Like most people, before that moment I had never made the connection between bone marrow transplants and the complex process of finding just the right match among donors; I had no idea that asignificant shortage of registered bone marrow donors existed then and still does today, making it so hard for cancer patients like my dad to find a suitable donor in time. I decided at that moment that I would get myself on that list. Just as important was that I did not know how easy it was to become a registered donor. The next day my friends and I showed up in my school’s gym, and after only a page of paperwork and a cotton swab of my cheek I was a part of the growing but still too small number of registered bone marrow donors. The likelihood is that I may never be called on to possibly donate, but this only emphasizes how important it is for as many people to register as possible. Every day and every moment there are both children and adults searching for their donor match, hoping that their future donor took the time to register. By simply getting yourself on that list at a local bone marrow drive betters their odds and puts you in the position to save a life like my dad’s.
Why you should help Be The Match relies on our support to collect contributions from people like us so that it can further its mission. Proceeds will help add more potential donors to the Be The Match Registry. I hope you'll consider making a contribution today. Together we can help save lives!
Why you should help
Be The Match relies on our support to collect contributions from people like us so that it can further its mission. Proceeds will help add more potential donors to the Be The Match Registry. I hope you'll consider making a contribution today. Together we can help save lives!
What does Be The Match do?
Be The Match works to provide hope and deliver a second chance at life to patients by:
* Recruiting and supporting potential donors: To connect patients with donors, Be The Match manages the largest and most diverse donor registry — nearly 8 million marrow donors and nearly 100,000 cord blood units. Donors can turn to their Donor Advocacy Program for support throughout the donation process.
* Supporting patients: To help patients access treatment, Be The Match offers financial support and educational resources.
* Educating doctors: Referring physicians can turn to Be The Match for information about transplant advances, caring for transplant patients and the importance of timely referral for transplant.
* Advancing science: Be The Match's research programs have advanced the science of bone marrow and cord blood transplant, from better matching the right donor to the right patient for improving post-transplant treatment.
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