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A marrow transplant can offer patients hope for a cure. Many of the transplant recipients that Be The Match serves are children. Pediatric patients require a unique and specialized approach to their care. But according to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, only 4% of federal funding provided for cancer research is allocated towards treating childhood cancer, many of which require a blood stem-cell transplant as their best chance for a cure.

In honor of a beloved wife, mother and bone marrow transplant (BMT) nurse, the Barbara Buchbinder Nurse Research Program was established through a philanthropic gift to Be The Match Foundation, to support focused research from BMT nurses to improve transplant experience and outcomes for our pediatric patients. Through an application & review process facilitated by the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match, an annual research grant will be awarded to a chosen BMT nurse each year, beginning in 2024.

You can join the Buchbinder family in supporting research focused on improving patient outcomes by giving a gift today.

“The Barbara Buchbinder Nurse Research Program commemorates Barbara’s desire to change the lives of pediatric transplant patients through impactful research. Her spirit will continue through the next generation of pediatric nurse researchers so honored to receive this incredible award.”
—Dr. Jeffery Auletta, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Director, Be The Match