An allogeneic transplant uses blood-forming cells donated by someone else. This could be a family member, someone unrelated to you, or a cord blood unit (CBU). Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after a baby is born.
You don’t have to find your own donor or CBU. Typically, your doctor will first look for a matched donor in your family—usually a brother or sister. About 70% (7 out of 10) of patients who need a transplant don’t have a matched donor in their family. If you don’t have a match in your family, your doctor will search the Be The Match Registry® to find a matched unrelated donor or CBU for you.
We offer transplant centers resources to help patients and their related donors. Ask your transplant team if they’re using or considering this program.
If you don’t have a match in your family, your doctor will search the Be The Match Registry to find a matched unrelated donor or cord blood unit. Depending on your ethnic background, the chance of finding a match is between 66% and 99%. Read more about the registry.
The Be The Match® Patient Support Center can help you and your family understand the donor search process.
CONTACT THE PATIENT SUPPORT CENTER
CALL: 1 (888) 999-6743
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time
All of our programs and resources are free.
CONTACTE AL CENTRO DE APOYO AL PACIENTE
Llame al: 1 (888) 999-6743
De lunes a viernes, de 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Horario central
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