Power of Yes

September 17 is World Marrow Donor Day. Thank you for saying “Yes” to saving lives.

When you joined the Be The Match Registry®, donated blood stem cells or raised money to support the mission, something inspired you. Now is your chance to inspire someone else. Share why you said “Yes” on social media by downloading one of these images and using this hashtag #WMDD2022.

A life-saving decision

Our donors have incredible stories to tell. Find out who these life-saving heroes are and what it means to donate blood stem cells for patients whose lives depend on it.

Ashley and Lance

A warrior’s selfless gift: Lance Pekus meets blood stem cell recipient

The “Cowboy Ninja Warrior”, a fan favorite on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, was called upon to make a selfless decision that would give a woman battling leukemia, a second chance at life.

Bradley and his family

Father donates marrow to help a child battling cancer

Saying yes to donating bone marrow was a “no brainer” when Bradley got the call he was a match for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Emily donor

College student travels across the country to donate life-saving cells

Emily joined the registry in 2020 and when she found out she was a match in August 2021 she said “yes a million times” on that phone call.

Derek’s Story

Defensive end Derek saves a stranger’s life

Senior year at University of Colorado-Boulder, football practices and pre-med classes couldn’t stop Derek from fulfilling a life-saving mission, donating blood stem cells to a patient suffering with leukemia.

It Feels Surreal

Kourtney said “yes” from the start

It was even more of a “yes” when Kourtney found out she was a match for a young girl with sickle cell. Watch as she discusses the transplant process and learn how one word has the power to save a life.

A Selfless Deed

Helping someone was the most important thing to Lauren

Lauren stepped up to save a life. Watch as Lauren goes through the process of donating blood stem cells, from prep to procedure.

Haven’t joined the registry yet?

Today there are more than 39 million registry members worldwide. Be The Match® is part of a global effort to add more potential donors—to all registries—so every patient can find their match. Say “Yes” in honor of World Marrow Donor Day and give hope to patients.

Register today and get your swab kit.

Can’t remember if you previously joined? Call us at 1 (800) MARROW-2 (1-800-627-7692) to verify your status.

Be The Match is a proud sponsor of World Marrow Donor Day

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About Be The Match®

Be The Match® is a global leader working every day to save lives through cellular therapy. For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with a matching donor for a life-saving blood stem cell transplant. The Be The Match Registry® is the most diverse registry in the world and includes both adult donors willing to donate to a stranger in need and stored cord blood units. In addition, Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is also a global leader in research through the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®)—a collaboration with Medical College of Wisconsin, investing in and managing research studies that improve patient outcomes and advance the future of care.