Helping patients receive the care they need
Your financial gift to Be The Match® helps patients receive the care and treatment they need for a second chance at life.
Patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma often face three barriers that keep them from receiving a life-saving marrow transplant they need:
- Affording transplant (even with health insurance)
We raise funds to help patients pay for transplant costs not covered by insurance. These costs can include the search for a donor, travel and lodging when the transplant center is far from home, and prescription co-pays. In 2012, more than 1,600 patients received assistance, and more than $2.5 million was paid to qualifying patients through the Be The Match Patient Assistance Program.
- Finding a matching marrow donor for transplant
Patients need donors who are a close match. While millions have already joined the Be The Match Registry, there are still many patients who are searching for someone like you to be a match. The average cost to add a new member to the registry is $100. Supporting our mission through financial contributions helps add more members to our registry so more people can find a matching donor and receive a second chance at life.
- Developing complications that can keep a transplant out of reach
Survival rates are higher for many patients who receive a transplant early in the course of their disease. Raised funds enable Be The Match to invest in cutting-edge transplant research to help develop better treatments for specific diseases, improving donor-patient matching, timing of transplant and pre-transplant treatments, and finding solutions to post-transplant complications.
We raise funds to break down these barriers and give patients a reason to hope. Your gift enables Be The Match to deliver tangible relief to patient families struggling with uninsured transplant costs, help add more potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry and invest in new research discoveries.
By making a gift to Be The Match, you’re saving a life. Giving online is safe, secure and easy.