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Saving a life starts right now.

Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer. Most of them don’t have a fully matched blood stem cell donor in their family. That means they’re counting on people like you to be their cure.

Be The Match helps connect patients with life-saving donors. It only takes a few minutes to join the registry and change someone’s life forever.

Akeem Be The Match

“There’s no price you can put on helping another person, especially if it’s saving their life.”

Akeem – Firefighter & National Guard Soldier.

Kenton, Donor

“It’s giving the gift (that all of us have) of life, and helping someone else have it.”

Kenton – College student

You can save a life.

With a few simple steps, you're on your way to making a big difference.


Create an account.


Order and return your cheek swab kit.


It could be weeks, months or years before you're contacted.


Be ready to donate—you could be someone’s only hope.

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.