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If you want to save lives, you’ve come to the right place. 

Be The Match On Campus® isn’t just a student-run organization, it’s a social movement. Students are saving the lives of blood cancer and blood disease patients and advancing access to life-saving treatment for historically underserved patients.
In just eight years, Be The Match On Campus students have added over 100,000 potential life-saving donors to the Be The Match Registry®—610 people have gone on to donate to a patient (everyone else is ready if called as a match!). Students have also raised over $500,000 to help patients get their cure.

Interested in joining your campus chapter or want to get your campus involved? Contact us or sign up here.

Quick Links

Student Guidebook (Coming soon!)Digital Assets (DAM)
 Team Be The MatchVolunteer Portal
 2020-2021 signup formRequest/Feedback form
First-Year Chapters (Coming soon!)

 

Recruit donors

The cure is on campus

70% of patients do not have a fully matched donor in their family and look for a stranger to be their cure. Not only that, but the chances of finding a matched, available donor on the registry ranges from 23 to 77%, depending on the patient’s ethnic background. Black patients are least likely to find a suitable match because only 4% of members on the registry identify as Black. Be The Match® needs your help to diversify the registry. The ultimate goal is for all patients to have the same odds of finding a match, regardless of their background.

The more life-saving donors your Be The Match On Campus chapter recruits, the more prizes you’ll earn throughout the year. Recruitment can be done at in-person events or virtually—all you need is your recruitment code so you can track your progress and see how you stack up against other chapters. If you don’t know your recruitment code, please fill out the request form in the quick links.

Review the Student Guidebook (coming soon) and the digital assets collection in the quick links for more in-depth information and resources you’ll need throughout the year to be successful on campus or online.

70% of patients do not have a fully matched donor in their family and look for a stranger to be their cure. Not only that, but the chances of finding a matched, available donor on the registry ranges from 23 to 77%, depending on the patient’s ethnic background. Black patients are least likely to find a suitable match because only 4% of members on the registry identify as Black. Be The Match® needs your help to diversify the registry. The ultimate goal is for all patients to have the same odds of finding a match, regardless of their background.

The more life-saving donors your Be The Match On Campus chapter recruits, the more prizes you’ll earn throughout the year. Recruitment can be done at in-person events or virtually—all you need is your recruitment code so you can track your progress and see how you stack up against other chapters. If you don’t know your recruitment code, please fill out the request form in the quick links.

Review the Student Guidebook (coming soon) and the digital assets collection in the quick links for more in-depth information and resources you’ll need throughout the year to be successful on campus or online.

Fundraise

Set up your page

Be The Match depends on fundraising to help add donors to the registry, support patients and their families with uninsured costs and fund life-saving research. From swabbing cheeks to seeing a patient through recovery, a blood stem cell transplant is an expensive endeavor.

We have an easy-to-use tool that allows your chapter to have an online presence. The page can be utilized for fundraising, raising awareness, sharing your recruitment code and much more. Once you have a chapter page –, team members can join and have their own personal pages as well, in case any members want to share their personal story/connection to Be The Match. Throughout the year there will be new resources about fundraising, incentives to earn and competitions with other chapters.

Getting started is easy – click here to set up your page and to see which chapters are in the lead!

Be The Match depends on fundraising to help add donors to the registry, support patients and their families with uninsured costs and fund life-saving research. From swabbing cheeks to seeing a patient through recovery, a blood stem cell transplant is an expensive endeavor.

We have an easy-to-use tool that allows your chapter to have an online presence. The page can be utilized for fundraising, raising awareness, sharing your recruitment code and much more. Once you have a chapter page –, team members can join and have their own personal pages as well, in case any members want to share their personal story/connection to Be The Match. Throughout the year there will be new resources about fundraising, incentives to earn and competitions with other chapters.

Getting started is easy – click here to set up your page and to see which chapters are in the lead!

Create an account and log volunteer hours

Report your hours

As student volunteers with Be The Match On Campus your work is critical. Create a volunteer account and report all hours—it’s a requirement when volunteering with Be The Match.

Create your account:

  1. Go to BeTheMatchVolunteer.org
  2. Type BTMOC in the Invitation Code section and click Search
  3. Click Express Interest
  4. Click Log In or Register
  5. Answer the additional question to link to your University/School

Log your hours:
Logging your volunteer hours each month is important so that Be The Match can see how volunteers are engaging with specific programs. By logging hours you are helping create a better understanding of the collective work of the student volunteers.
To log your hours:

  1. Go to BeTheMatchVolunteer.org and click Self-Report Your Hours
  2. Sign in
  3. Choose BTMOC for Organization Name
  4. Fill in the rest of the information and click Submit

As student volunteers with Be The Match On Campus your work is critical. Create a volunteer account and report all hours—it’s a requirement when volunteering with Be The Match.

Create your account:

  1. Go to BeTheMatchVolunteer.org
  2. Type BTMOC in the Invitation Code section and click Search
  3. Click Express Interest
  4. Click Log In or Register
  5. Answer the additional question to link to your University/School

Log your hours:
Logging your volunteer hours each month is important so that Be The Match can see how volunteers are engaging with specific programs. By logging hours you are helping create a better understanding of the collective work of the student volunteers.
To log your hours:

  1. Go to BeTheMatchVolunteer.org and click Self-Report Your Hours
  2. Sign in
  3. Choose BTMOC for Organization Name
  4. Fill in the rest of the information and click Submit

Digital resources

To help you virtually!

Be The Match provides Be The Match On Campus chapters resources to assist with marketing initiatives, live events, fundraising, guides for best practices and responses to commonly asked questions. Click through the resources below to find everything you need for your chapter to be successful. If there's something missing –, fill out this form and we’d love to get something new created for you! Since you are the experts of your campus, hearing from you is the best way we can help you as a chapter.

BTMOC Digital Asset Management (DAM)
Student members receive access to the BTMOC DAM for marketing materials and approved patient and donor stories. These resources are useful for creating social media content, writing chapter emails, planning and advertising events, giving presentations and so much more. This will be your go-to place for finding new resources to assist with your efforts.

Canva
Maintaining a consistent brand across platforms is crucial to building brand awareness on campus. If individuals start recognizing the Be The Match brand more, the more likely they are to sign up to join! Canva is a platform pre-loaded with Be The Match templates that you can edit to suit your events and your social posts. This can mean adding your promo code, swapping out pictures for a local patient, and co-branding with your school. If you’d like access to the Be The Match On Campus group – click here to sign up.

Be The Match provides Be The Match On Campus chapters resources to assist with marketing initiatives, live events, fundraising, guides for best practices and responses to commonly asked questions. Click through the resources below to find everything you need for your chapter to be successful. If there's something missing –, fill out this form and we’d love to get something new created for you! Since you are the experts of your campus, hearing from you is the best way we can help you as a chapter.

BTMOC Digital Asset Management (DAM)
Student members receive access to the BTMOC DAM for marketing materials and approved patient and donor stories. These resources are useful for creating social media content, writing chapter emails, planning and advertising events, giving presentations and so much more. This will be your go-to place for finding new resources to assist with your efforts.

Canva
Maintaining a consistent brand across platforms is crucial to building brand awareness on campus. If individuals start recognizing the Be The Match brand more, the more likely they are to sign up to join! Canva is a platform pre-loaded with Be The Match templates that you can edit to suit your events and your social posts. This can mean adding your promo code, swapping out pictures for a local patient, and co-branding with your school. If you’d like access to the Be The Match On Campus group – click here to sign up.

Chapter connection

Talk to other BTMOC members

There are two Be The Match On Campus groups on social media to connect with other chapters across the nation!

  • The Be The Match On Campus Slack group – new this year! The BTMOC National Team will post updates, challenges and resources but this is a place for you to collaborate with one another. Have a fundraising question? Check out the fundraising thread and ask your fellow students. Chapter presidents who want to talk to other chapter presidents? There’s a forum for you learn from one another.
  • Join the Facebook group for current members – this is a great place to ask each other questions, share new ideas and let other chapters know about the successes (and even missteps) your chapter has had!
  • The new LinkedIn Alumni group is open for any current or former chapter members to network and share opportunities with one another even after graduating. There are members in all fields living throughout the country who can help you build your professional network. You never know where your next opportunity might come from!

How to find more members and campus partners
Building a chapter with other like-minded students in your group is important in order to host successful events and grow your chapter. Best practices to find new chapter members include:

  • Attending student organization fairs.
  • Emailing and connecting with student groups related to health and equity.
  • Giving classroom presentations to pre-med and pre-health students. 
  • Co-hosting events with established organizations and groups. 
  • Posting information on a common message board—in a residence hall, campus building or in an online forum that students frequent. 
  • Asking professors of health science and social justice courses if you can host a short presentation or send an email to their students about getting involved in Be The Match On Campus. There are presentation and email templates available in the DAM to help you with this.

There are two Be The Match On Campus groups on social media to connect with other chapters across the nation!

  • The Be The Match On Campus Slack group – new this year! The BTMOC National Team will post updates, challenges and resources but this is a place for you to collaborate with one another. Have a fundraising question? Check out the fundraising thread and ask your fellow students. Chapter presidents who want to talk to other chapter presidents? There’s a forum for you learn from one another.
  • Join the Facebook group for current members – this is a great place to ask each other questions, share new ideas and let other chapters know about the successes (and even missteps) your chapter has had!
  • The new LinkedIn Alumni group is open for any current or former chapter members to network and share opportunities with one another even after graduating. There are members in all fields living throughout the country who can help you build your professional network. You never know where your next opportunity might come from!

How to find more members and campus partners
Building a chapter with other like-minded students in your group is important in order to host successful events and grow your chapter. Best practices to find new chapter members include:

  • Attending student organization fairs.
  • Emailing and connecting with student groups related to health and equity.
  • Giving classroom presentations to pre-med and pre-health students. 
  • Co-hosting events with established organizations and groups. 
  • Posting information on a common message board—in a residence hall, campus building or in an online forum that students frequent. 
  • Asking professors of health science and social justice courses if you can host a short presentation or send an email to their students about getting involved in Be The Match On Campus. There are presentation and email templates available in the DAM to help you with this.

How to promote through social media

Your guide to social media

As more things are moving to online formats, it’s important to use your online networks to spread the Be The Match mission. Use the videos and graphics from DAM and Canva to create compelling messages throughout the year. Not sure where to start? Check out the virtual toolkit for all you need to create a social media calendar, including key messaging, apps to schedule posts automatically and best practices.

As more things are moving to online formats, it’s important to use your online networks to spread the Be The Match mission. Use the videos and graphics from DAM and Canva to create compelling messages throughout the year. Not sure where to start? Check out the virtual toolkit for all you need to create a social media calendar, including key messaging, apps to schedule posts automatically and best practices.


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.