This event incorporates searching for matches and swabbing individuals to be entered into the bone marrow registry.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 patients especially need you. Research shows that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants. Doctors request donors in the 18-35 age group nearly 75% of the time.
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.
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.
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.
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.