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Jack Zbiegien

Jack Zbiegien

Recipient, Treatment, Wisconsin

Over the course of 15 months, Jack received a remarkable 300 blood transfusions – and a life-saving bone marrow transplant – to help him beat leukemia.

“Without courageous blood and marrow donors, I would not be alive today,” says Jack.


Many patients with life-threatening illnesses rely on bone marrow transplants.

The Be The Match marrow donor registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program and has been helping patients receive life-saving bone marrow transplants for nearly 30 years. Bone marrow transplants can help patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease.

Learn more about marrow donation and join the Be The Match registry.

Other Impact Stories

Thomas Failing, HLA Platelet Donor

Thomas Failing

In the last year, Tom has donated HLA matched platelets 15 times to benefit Kathy, whose body cannot make enough platelets.

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Marqus Valentine

Marqus Valentine

Marqus Valentine is a co-founder of Sick Cells, a non-profit dedicated to improving the care and quality of life for people living with SCD. More information is available at SickCells.org.

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Jackie Kold

Jackie Kold

“No matter how healthy you are, you never know when you or someone you love will need blood,” said Jackie. “I hope my story inspires others to give this special gift.”

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