Be The Match


It's about helping patients

Be The Match Registry® is the new name for the registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). We’ve been helping patients receive the transplants they need for more than 20 years.

Now, medical advances are making transplants available to more patients of all ages than ever before.

We introduced Be The Match in 2009 to meet this need by engaging a growing community of people inspired and committed to help patients in any way they can — by joining the registry, donating umbilical cord blood, contributing financially or getting involved.

It's about finding a match

Be The Match offers people the unique opportunity to help a patient by donating bone marrow or umbilical cord blood. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match.

A patient's doctor can contact the NMDP to search the Be The Match Registry and other registries worldwide to access nearly 16.5 million donors and nearly 550,000 cord blood units.

Many have already stepped forward — if you’ve already joined the NMDP Registry, you are a member of the Be The Match Registry and do not need to join again.

Many more are needed. The more people who join our Be The Match community, the more patients we will help — together.