Providing patients one-on-one support from day one
The Be The Match®Patient Support Center provides support, information and resources for transplant patients, caregivers and families.
We are here to help you get reliable, easy-to-understand information from diagnosis through recovery. Call or email us for confidential, one-on-one support from caring experts. We'll listen and help you find answers. All of our programs and resources are free.
Our services include:
- Telephone counseling and one-on-one support
- Support groups and telephone workshops
- Caregiver support
- Tips for talking with your health care team
- Help finding clinical trials for blood cancers and blood disorders
- Educational books, DVDs, newsletters and fact sheets
- Information and support in many languages
CONTACT THE PATIENT SUPPORT CENTER
CALL: 1 (888) 999-6743
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time
LEARN MORE: BeTheMatch.org/patient
ORDER RESOURCE MATERIALS: BeTheMatch.org/request
OTHER LANGUAGES: We offer translated resources in 11 languages and telephone support in more than 100 languages. For more information, visit BeTheMatch.org/translations.
Helping patients afford treatment
A gift to Be The Match can support a patient and family going through the transplant process to offer healing and hope.
Not everyone can afford the life-saving treatment they need. Costs such as the search for a marrow donor, complex matching, travel and lodging when the transplant center is far from home, prescription co-pays and many other transplant-related costs may not be covered by insurance. Be The Match is dedicated to making transplant possible for all patients – but we can’t do it alone. We rely on generous contributions to help patients receive the transplant they need.
We offer financial aid programs to help patients pay for the cost of a donor search and for some post-transplant expenses so they can focus on healing and recovery. In 2017, we provided nearly $4 million in patient assistance to more than 2,000 families through the Be The Match Patient Assistance Program. Lives were changed and saved because of patient assistance funds and the generosity of our supporters.
Delivering more support through Be The Match® México
Do you have family in México in need of patient support? Be The Match® México is expanding the donor pool and helping to remove barriers to transplant for patients of Latino descent. Contact Patient Support for information and resources for transplant patients, caregivers and families.
“Thank you very much for finding me a bone marrow match. It’s good to know that I’ll be around for a while. My parents and I also appreciate the services you have to educate us on the process such as the books, a phone counselor and the website. The Transplant Support Assistance Grant being provided to me was a nice surprise considering the increased expenses of living out of town and my parents (who are my caregivers) weekly commute to different states. All of you have been wonderful in helping us through this process and I hope that you keep it up!”
Read more inspiring stories of patients who have received support from Be The Match.