The Latino community has and continues to shape our nation’s medical achievements. These are efforts that build upon the pioneering work of individuals like Héctor Pérez Garcia, MD, who advanced medical benefits for Hispanic-American veterans, and Helen Rodriguez-Trias, MD, a champion of the 1970’s Women’s Health Movement.
Today, leaders like Corina Gonzalez, MD are carrying the torch. Alongside her team at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, she is helping lead the charge in the fight against blood cancers. Together, they have saved thousands of lives.
At just 8 years old, Alfredo is battling an especially rare form of blood cancer. He’s one of thousands of Latino patients still waiting for their match off the registry. By joining today, you could be someone’s cure.
Mariela doesn’t know her recipient, but that didn’t stop her from donating recently to save their life. The more Latinos on the registry, the better the odds that Latino patients can find their match.
Not everyone has an equal chance at finding a cure, but your participation can help change that.
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.