My name is AJ.

You could save my life.

Are you AJ's match?


AJ’s parents call him their “Miracle” baby. After trying to get pregnant for so long, they were blessed with their beautiful baby boy who defied the odds, stole their hearts with his smiles, giggles, and endless perfection. But at just 9-months- old, their son was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.

The only cure is a blood stem cell donation from an unrelated donor. AJ’s parents are now searching for another miracle, someone to save his life.

He is of Asian descent and when it comes to matching patients with donors, DNA plays a key role. AJ is most likely to match someone with a similar ethnic background.

Thousands of blood cancer and blood disease patients like AJ need your help. You could literally be their cure – you could be the miracle AJ’s parents are hoping for.

Odds of finding a match based on ethnic background

Odds of finding a match based on ethnic background

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.

Already on the registry? Waiting for the call? Can't join? By giving today you can help fund:

  • Adding more ethnically diverse donors to the registry
  • Helping transplant patients with financial assistance they need
  • Evolving transplant research

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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.