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Join Be The Match Registry

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. Be The One to Save a Life®

Find a donor registry drive

Or join online today:

Join online  

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 86% 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.


Possible match for a patient in need of a bone marrow transplant 

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.


Donation process

If you are chosen as the best match for a patient, the patient’s doctor will request that you donate either bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). Find out more about the donation process.

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After you donate

After bone marrow or PBSC donation, most donors are back to their normal routine in a few days. Learn more about the recovery process and the guidelines for contacting your recipient after donation.

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Donor safety and support

At Be The Match our goal is to find a cure for patients and protect the safety of both patients and donors. This includes promoting donor advocacy and offering support and education throughout the entire donation process. Find out more about donor safety and support.

Other ways to be the cure

There are many other ways you can be the cure for patients with blood cancers.


Check out FAQs about donation or call us at 1 (800) MARROW2 for more information about bone marrow donation.