Join the Registry today to help save a life.
- 18 to 44 years old
- Be in good general health (Please refer to our Medical Guidelines)
Where Do I Register?
*We focus on recruiting new registry members ages 18 to 44. Less than half of potential donors on the Be The Match Registry® are in the 18-35 age group. However, doctors request donors in the 18-35 age group nearly 75% of the time. That’s because research shows cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants.
• More young donors are needed to join the Be The Match Registry® to help patients.
*Note: your registration is not complete until your swab kit has been received.
Estella talks about her need for a stem cell donor to help save her life. Please order a home kit and register with Be The Match. You could help save a life because the Cure Is In You!
When it comes to matching human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types, a patient’s ethnic background is important in predicting the likelihood of finding a match. This is because HLA markers used in matching are inherited. Some ethnic groups have more complex tissue types than others. So a person’s best chance of finding a donor may be with someone of the same ethnic background.
3 Steps To Save A Life:
Order a Swab
Once you order a swab you’ll get your swab kit in the mail in 2-3 days.
Swab Your Cheeks
You’ll fill out a form online to see if you’re eligible and swab your cheeks.
Confirm Your Email
You’ll receive an email from Be The Match confirming your donation.