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Mission Statement

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.


Curing blood cancers one patient at a time

For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of patients who need a transplant to do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match and our supporters to find a match to save their life. We also provide one-on-one support to patients and their families throughout the transplant journey.

What we do to save more lives:

Growing Be The Match Registry to find a match for all patients
Our registry includes more than 10.5 million selfless volunteers who stand ready to be a life-saving bone marrow donor. We also have nearly 185,000 umbilical cord blood units on the registry thanks to generous parents who donated their baby’s cord blood. Because there are patients who can’t find a match, we need more people to join the registry, and to be there when they are called as a match. Patients are counting on us.

Connecting patients with life-saving bone marrow donors
From the moment doctors search our registry for a donor, to the safe delivery of the life-saving cells to patients’ bedsides for transplant - we are there every step of the way. Our global network counts on our technology, expertise and unparalleled logistical support at every step to make the transplant possible. Seeing the lives that are saved through transplant drives our never-ending passion and dedication to find the match they need.

Supporting patients, caregivers and families
We are dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our patients which is why we provide one-on-one support to patients and their families. We offer the resources and guidance they need throughout the transplant process - from deciding if transplant is right for them to adjusting to life after transplant.

Conducting research that is saving lives today
Our dedication to research has had a significant impact on blood cancer survival and other diseases, and improving the quality of life for thousands of transplant patients. We are relentless in our search to find answers that will lead to better donor matching, more timely transplants, and treatment of even more blood diseases through transplant. With more than 700 research publications, our research program Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is an extraordinary collaborative global effort to never give up on helping more patients survive and thrive.

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