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July 01 2021

Like many organizations worldwide, the pandemic introduced new challenges to the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®, as we continued our life-saving work. Thanks in large part to generous support from our many corporate, foundation and organizational partners, our commitment to provide a cure to people with life-threatening blood cancers or other diseases never wavered.

In fiscal year 2020, we were able to facilitate 6,660 marrow transplants or other cell therapies, recruit more than 325,000 potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®, provide $4.8 million in patient financial assistance grants, support innovative research studies to improve treatments, and fund several other critical initiatives.

We know there is still much more work to do, but we celebrate the impact we’ve made together. Simply put, people are alive today because of these partnerships.

We are tremendously grateful to the following partners for their contributions of $25,000 or more:

  • Because I Care, Inc.
  • Buckingham Asset Management
  • CareDx
  • Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation
  • Community Health Charities of America
  • Costco
  • DKMS Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei
  • ePlus Technology, Inc.
  • Facebook
  • Gateway for Cancer Research
  • Harper Family Foundation
  • Humble Bundle
  • Incyte
  • Katherine John Murphy Foundation
  • LabCorp of America Holdings
  • Marion Esser Kaufmann Foundation
  • Merck
  • Michael’s Fund
  • Omeros Corporation
  • One Lambda A Thermo Fisher Scientific Brand
  • Ontime Courier
  • Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Rio Arronte Foundation
  • Subrahmanian Fund
  • The Carter Family Foundation
  • The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
  • The Neumann Family Fund
  • Traction on Demand
  • William G. Pomeroy Foundation
  • Willis Foundation

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 or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.