Be The Match
For most patients in need of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, their best match is someone in their immediate family. However, for the many patients without a familial match, their best hope to find a bone marrow or stem cell donor is the Be The Match national donor registry.
Successful matches are often found between donors and patients of similar ethnic backgrounds. But because of a lack of diversity on the Be The Match registry, people of color often have difficulty finding a compatible donor. Increasing the number of diverse donors on the national bone marrow and stem cell donor registry is paramount.