200 Billion. Join the Be The Match Registry and help someone in need.200 Billion. Join the Be The Match Registry and help someone in need.

More than 200 billion—that’s how many cells your bone marrow has on any given day. If you had the chance to help a person in need, would you give some away? To help a kid be a kid? Make a family whole? Make their day, their week—their LIFE?

Chris, donor

You probably have a few questions about what it takes to save a life. HOW DOES IT AFFECT MY DAILY LIFE?

  • 80% of donations involve no surgery at all
  • Most common side effects of a blood stem cell donation are headaches, nausea and tiredness from the daily shots for five days before it
  • All medical costs for the donation procedure are covered by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)

About Be The Match®

For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can contribute to the cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. ​ Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research through its research program, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®), so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visit BeTheMatch.org or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.