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Every year, thousands of people of all ages are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases. Many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant from a matching donor. Seventy percent of people do not have a donor in their family and depend on our Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.
Our registry -- now called the Be The Match Registry -- has grown to more than 9.5 million donors and nearly 165,000 umbilical cord blood units, the largest and most racially and ethnically diverse registry of its kind in the world.
Medical advances are making marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants available to more patients all the time. Since we began operations in 1987, we have facilitated more than 50,000 transplants to give patients a second chance at life. Today, we facilitate more than 5,500 transplants a year.
As a leader in the field of marrow and cord blood transplantation, we work every day to connect patients, doctors, donors and researchers to the resources they need.
- Paige Morrison
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