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Support continued federal funding

You can help ensure the continuation of federal funding for Be The Match programs! Let elected officials know that federal funding is necessary to continue our life-saving mission of delivering cures to patients with blood cancers and other deadly diseases.

Federal funding for the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program, operated by Be The Match, is determined by Congress each year. During the appropriations process, the Congress listens to constituents, evaluates the need for funding and takes into account the overall federal budget before deciding how federal funds are divided among various federal programs.

Federal funding saves lives

 Every dollar allocated to Be The Match by the Congress goes to:

  • Increasing the number of donors and cord blood units available through the national Be The Match Registry
  • Helping patients navigate the complexities of the health care system when preparing for transplant
  • Supporting research to discover and apply the best therapies and to improve patient outcomes

Congress has maintained its commitment to patients who need a life-saving transplant by allocating funds every year. Learn more about the federal support for Be The Match

Current appropriations cycle

Congress began the appropriation process in early February, after the President released his federal budget for fiscal year 2019. Each Member of Congress may make requests about various federal programs that are funded through the annual appropriations process.

The programs operated by Be The Match, the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and National Cord Blood Inventory, are funded through the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill.

The appropriation process generally follows these steps:

Appropriations process diagram

Learn more about the fiscal year 2018 appropriations cycle: