Curing blood cancers one patient at a time
For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of patients who need a transplant to do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match® and our supporters to find a match to save their life. We also provide one-on-one support to patients and their families throughout the transplant journey.
Learn what we do to save more lives:
Conducting research that is saving lives today
Our dedication to research has had a significant impact on blood cancer survival and other diseases, and improving the quality of life for thousands of transplant patients. We are relentless in our search to find answers that will lead to better donor matching, more timely transplants, and treatment of even more blood diseases through transplant. With more than 1000 research publications, our research program Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (CIBMTR)® is an extraordinary collaborative global effort to never give up on helping more patients survive and thrive.
Growing Be The Match Registry to find a match for all patients
Our registry includes nearly 13.5 million selfless volunteers who stand ready to be a life-saving bone marrow donor. We also have more than 225,000 cord blood units listed on the registry. Because there are patients who can’t find a match, we need more people to join the registry, and to be there when they are called as a match. Patients are counting on us.
Connecting patients with life-saving bone marrow donors
From the moment doctors search our registry for a donor, to the safe delivery of the life-saving cells to patients’ bedsides for transplant – we are there every step of the way. Our global network counts on our technology, expertise and unparalleled logistical support at every step to make the transplant possible. Seeing the lives that are saved through transplant drives our never-ending passion and dedication to find the match they need.
Legislative advocacy to protect patient access to care
Legislative advocacy is critically important in protecting access and expanding coverage for patients in need of a life-saving blood or marrow transplant. We are dedicated to advancing our mission through legislative and policy action by advocating to maintain and improve patient access to care. The best advocate for legislation and policies affecting patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders is you!
Supporting patients, caregivers and families
We are dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our patients which is why we provide one-on-one support to patients and their families. We offer the resources and guidance they need throughout the transplant process – from deciding if transplant is right for them to adjusting to life after transplant. No question is too big or too small for us.
Providing clinical education for healthcare professionals
We also support healthcare professionals who refer patients for a transplant, provide transplant, and care for patients after transplant. We provide resources, guidelines, CME education and more, so clinicians can make the decisions they need to best care for their patients. Those who provide insurance coverage for transplant patients can also turn to us for evidence-based information.
Partnering to pursue new life-saving cellular therapy treatments
Through our subsidiary, Be The Match BioTherapies®, we’re extending the capabilities we’ve developed through our 30 years of experience to help organizations deliver new cellular therapies to save more lives and improve the quality of life for patients, including those who face complications following transplant. These include companies researching and developing therapies using a patient’s own cells (autologous) and those using donor cells (allogeneic). As more is learned, much more can be done to treat cancer and other critical conditions in new ways.
Raising funds to save more lives
We raise funds to ensure that all patients receive the life-saving transplant they need. Much of our work is made possible because of generous supporters and volunteers like you. Every dollar raised helps us add new potential donors to Be The Match Registry, conduct research to save more lives, and ease the financial burden for patients before and after transplant.
Join our community as a volunteer, member of Be The Match Registry®, or financial contributor. You can help save a life.
If you are a patient who may be helped with a transplant, we are here for you. Be The Match patient service coordinators can answer your questions and provide support and education to help you navigate your transplant journey.