Improvements in unrelated donor transplantation
In recent years, the number of hematopoietic cell transplants using an unrelated donor or cord blood unit (blood or marrow transplants — BMT) has increased as outcomes have improved. Outcomes support consideration of an unrelated donor or cord blood unit whenever transplant is indicated and no matching sibling is available.
Searching for an unrelated donor
Incorporating the potential for an unrelated donor or cord blood transplant into a comprehensive treatment plan and initiating the search for a donor or cord blood unit early improve the likelihood of a successful outcome.
25 years of advances
In 2012, the National Marrow Donor Program®, which operates Be The Match®, celebrated its 25th anniversary and facilitation of 50,000 unrelated donor transplants. View a short video to learn about key transplant research findings and advances.