I’m Dr. Navneet Majhail, the Director of Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Cleveland Clinic. I’m partnering with Be The Match, the world’s largest bone marrow donor registry, to help save lives.
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. 70% of blood disease and cancer patients eligible for transplant need a donor from outside their family. Bone marrow donation is often times their only chance for survival. You could be the one to save a life.
Be The Match is the world's largest bone marrow donor registry and facilitates life saving transplants for blood disease and cancer patients. We are growing our registry to help save more lives. Anyone ages 18-44 can join the registry, but we are particularly looking to increase our number of male donors age 18-24. Male donors in this age range are the best biologically suited fit for donors.
Joining the registry is easy. First, head to join.bethematch.org to create an account and answer our eligibility questionnaire. If you're an eligible donor, we'll ask for your contact information and you'll receive a simple donor kit in the mail. The donor kit includes detailed instructions about the process of our medical screening after you return your completed donor kit to Be The Match. From there, we'll enter you into the database. If you're matched with a potential patient, we'll contact you and provide high level information about your potential match and next steps.
Want to learn more? Head to: bethematch.org
Want to join the registry? Jump right in at: join.bethematch.org/DYDG
Are you an 18-24 year old guy, or want to learn more about the science behind the need? Head to: betheguy.org
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