ABOUT BE THE MATCH
Thousands of people are diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers and diseases like leukemia and sickle cell. They depend on Be The Match and our supporters to find a match to save their life.
As the global leader in blood stem cell transplantation, we connect the world’s largest and most diverse registry of donors with patients who are their genetic match. 30% of patients needing a transplant have a match within their family. The other 70% of patients turn to us for help.
ELIMINATING THE HEALTH DISPARITY
Patients are more likely to match with someone of their same ethnicity, which is why it is crucial to grow and diversify the registry. Thousands of patients each year are still searching for their match!
By fundraising and adding more people to the registry, we can increase the odds and make sure every patient has an equal chance at finding their life-saving donor.
Play for second chances for patients like Mychaela.
At the age of 5, Mychaela was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. Lucky for her, she had supporters like you on her team and found her life-saving match. Now she is still doing what she loves most: dancing.
Meet Keonna, a HOSA alum and recent donor. Keonna has a message for HOSA members ready to change lives with Be The Match!