Each year, approximately 18,000 people, ages 0-74, in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses where bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplantation from a related or unrelated matched donor is their best treatment option.
A patient is hoping someone like you registers to become a marrow donor.
A bone marrow transplant or umbilical cord blood transplant (also called a BMT) is a potentially life-saving treatment for some patients who have leukemia, lymphoma, or a genetic metabolic or immune system disorder. A bone marrow or cord blood transplant replaces a patient's unhealthy blood-forming cells with healthy cells from a donor.
You could be the one to save a life.
The registry of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program is also called the Be The Match Registry®. The registry is a listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units.
- The Need for More Marrow Donors—Learn why, despite more than 33 million registered donors and more than 765,000 cord blood units worldwide, more are needed.
- Donating Marrow—Learn what happens when you are asked to be a donor.
- Donate Cord Blood—Learn about the basics of cord blood donation and the options for donation.
- Cord Blood Units for Research—Find who to contact to acquire cord blood units for pre-clinical or clinical research.