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.
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.
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