The power of possibility

Together, the possibilities are endless.

Be The Match® celebrates Black History Month by honoring the accomplishments of Black people, uplifting Black stories and committing to Black wellness. Be The Match recognizes the progress that is necessary and continues to work to ensure every patient can receive the life-saving blood stem cell transplant they need. You can be a changemaker and impact the future of Black and African American patients. Make history today so patients can make history tomorrow.

Check back throughout the month for new video content and to learn more about Spencer, Rian and Joel's story.

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The power in becoming a lifesaver

Sign up to be on the Be The Match Registry® during Black History Month, complete your swab kit and return it to Be The Match. You could be someone’s only chance at a cure.

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The power in numbers

Since 2020, there has been an increase in Black and African Americans joining the Be The Match Registry helping increase the chances from 23% to 29% that a Black and African American patient will find a match.

This change means more Black lives will be saved.

Already on the registry?

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The power in finding a cure

For sickle cell warriors Christina, Genesis and Rhiannon, finding a match created endless possibilities. There is a cure for sickle cell and blood cancers like leukemia—a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor, one who frequently shares the patient’s ethnic background.

As more patients gain access to cellular therapy, more and more donors are needed.

More ways to make a difference

Give a gift

Fundraise or give a gift to help add donors to the registry, help patients with uninsured costs and fund life-saving research.

Support legislative efforts

Advocacy is critically important to protect and expand coverage for patients needing a life-saving stem cell transplant.

2023 Black History Month Limited Edition Tee Shirt Terms and Conditions

The kit return limited edition tee shirt offer (“Offer”) is exclusive to the owner of this email address (“Eligible Member”).  The offer is non-transferable. The offer must be earned by returning your swab kit within sixty (60) days of completing the digital registration (“Offer Period”).

To “earn” this offer, you must: (i) Sign-up to be on the Be The Match Registry®️ during the month of February, 2023, and (ii) Complete your swab kit and return it to Be The Match®️ within sixty (60) days of completing digital registration.

Eligible Members who have earned their Offer will receive a confirmation email from Be The Match with instructions to redeem within thirty (30) days.

Be The Match reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Offer without notice.  Be The Match is not responsible for any technical failures/interruptions, internet accessibility problems, incomplete or inaccurate information pertaining to the Eligible Member’s account, or any other errors of any kind that may affect the Eligible Member’s ability to redeem their Offer.

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About Be The Match®

Be The Match® is a global leader working every day to save lives through cellular therapy. For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with a matching donor for a life-saving blood stem cell transplant. The Be The Match Registry® is the most diverse registry in the world and includes both adult donors willing to donate to a stranger in need and stored cord blood units. In addition, Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is also a global leader in research through the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®)—a collaboration with Medical College of Wisconsin, investing in and managing research studies that improve patient outcomes and advance the future of care.