The first step to being someone's cure is to join Be The Match Registry®. If you are between the ages of 18-44, committed to donating to any patient in need, and meet the health guidelines, there are two ways to join.
Join in-person at a donor registry drive in your community:
Or join online today:
If you are between the ages of 18 and 44 patients especially need you. Research shows that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants. Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group 85% of the time.
At donor registry drives, we focus on adding registry members most likely to donate. If you are between the ages of 45 and 60 and want to join the registry, you're welcome to join online with a $100 tax-deductible payment to cover the cost to join.
When you join Be The Match Registry, your tissue type is added to the registry. It’s not a marrow donation; you don't actually donate until you are a match for a patient. Learn more about what it means to be a possible match for a patient.
Other ways to be the cure
There are many other ways you can be the cure for patients with blood cancers.
- Join our social media communities and spread the word
- Attend events like the Be The Match Walk+Run
- Become a volunteer
- Contribute financially to help support blood cancer patients
Check out FAQs about donation or call us at 1 (800) MARROW2 for more information about bone marrow donation.