Ethnicity is crucial when matching patients with donors.  Due to the severe shortage of ethnic minorities in the Be The Match Registry, ethnic and diverse patients are less likely to find a matching donor.  Descent of Asian Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic/ Latino, Native Indian and mixed race are highly encouraged to register.

The total cost to add a new member to the Be The Match Registry is about $100. This includes the cost of the testing needed to match donors to searching patients and related costs.  AADP has secured some funding to cover the cost of your registration fee, we still rely on financial contributions to help cover the costs of adding members to the registry.  Your contribution will make it possible for more people like you to join in the future. Every gift helps make life-saving transplants a reality for more patients.  Please consider making a tax deductible contribution .

You MUST be 18 to 44 to request a home test kit.

If you are between the ages of 45-60 years old, please click here.

Am I ready to be a committed donor?

I’m willing to:

-       Donate to any patient in need.

-       Give blood sample as needed.

-       Make time commitment when I am a match.

-       Update my contact information.

Please note:

If you registered in the past (with Asian American Donor Program or the Be The Match registry) you do not need to register again. Please update your contact information, here.

Thank you for requesting a home test kit at Asian American Donor Program.  Due to the large amount of requests, we would like to redirect you to fill out the consent form online using Baylor’s promo code.  The Be The Match registry will mail a cheek swabbing kit to you after verifying your consent form.

1. Go to

2. Answer basic question on the first page

3. It’ll redirect you to the second page, please use “amatchforbay” as the promo code

4. Fill out and submit consent form online

5. Be The Match will mail a kit to your home directly.  Take your sample and put it back in the mail.

**It can take 2-4 weeks for your home test kit to arrive.

If you were inspired to register through a different patient’s story, please click, here.

Please consider making a contribution to our cause, which helps cover the cost of registering donors during a patient’s search, here.

Please email or call 1-800-593-6667 OR 510-568-3700 if you experience any difficulty. Thank you!

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