National Marrow Donor Programby Cheryl Baumgartner Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Thousands of patients hope for a bone marrow donor who can make their life-saving transplant possible. They depend on people like you. You have the power to save a life. Recommended Features
- Be listed on the Be the Match Registry
- Every new registry listing brings new hope
- Registering is easy-do it online.
- You could be the match that saves a life!
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Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.
Patients need donors who are a genetic match. Even with a registry of millions, many patients cannot find a match. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed.
Because the markers used in matching are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their own race or ethnicity. Adding more donors and cord blood units from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the Be The Match Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need.
Your heritage can make all the difference. If you are from one of the following communities, you are especially encouraged to join the Be The Match Registry or donate umbilical cord blood:
Black and African American
American Indian and Alaska Native
Asian, including South Asian
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
Hispanic and Latino
If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, please visit to see how you can help.
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Not only is registering as a bone marrow donor easy, but the actual donation process is now easier and safer than ever. Dr. Ned Waller, of the Winship Cancer Institute (Emory University) gives an over
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