Love to the moon and back
Become a donor. Save a life.Spencer and his son. Spencer is a blood stem cell recipient.
Love to the moon and back
Become a donor. Save a life.Spencer and his son. Spencer is a blood stem cell recipient.

Celebrate life. Celebrate loved ones. Celebrate Spencer.

Celebrate your loved ones on their special day by giving the gift of life to another. Your healthy blood stem cells can literally be the cure for diseases like leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell.

Spencer & his son
My donor changed my life in ways she'll never know. My son will have his father around for longer. The transplant has given me life, and I'm forever grateful.

From the age of two when he was diagnosed with Sickle Cell, Spencer lived with unpredictable bouts of excruciating pain for 29 years. In and out of hospitals his entire life, Spencer’s first response to receiving a transplant was skepticism. That’s because he knew that only 5% of blood stem cell donors identify as African American.

Spencer was one of the lucky ones. After a blood donor arrived at Emory University in Atlanta, Spencer spent a month in the hospital post-transplant, and went home with 40 medications. But he was up for the challenge. Thanks to his donor, and the loving support of family and friends, Spencer can now enjoy everything life has to offer.

Don't miss your chance to give love to the moon and back.

step 1

Register online.

Answer simple questions about your medical history to make sure you meet health guidelines.

step 2

Wait for test kit.

Receive a cheek swab kit by mail in about 3-7 business days.

step 3

Swab cheek. Return the kit.

Your sample will be tested and your genetic type will be added to the Be The Match Registry®.

step 4

Stay committed. Be patient.

Because of the genetic complexity of matching donors to patients, it could be several months or many years before you’re matched to a patient.

step 5

Say "Yes" when asked to donate.

Patients and their families are counting on you to keep your promise to donate if needed. You could be someone’s only hope for a cure.

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.