When you come to the donor registry drive, we will explain what it means to join the registry, help you understand your commitment, answer your questions and help you through the process.
You will be asked to complete a registration form with contact information, health information and a signed agreement to join the Be The Match Registry.
To help you complete the form, bring along:
Give either a swab of cheek cells or a blood sample to be tissue-typed. We will use the results to match you to patients.
- Personal identification (such as a driver's license or passport)
- Contact information for two family members or friends who would know how to reach you in the future if your contact information changes
Please consider making a financial gift to the Be The Match Foundation®. The total cost to add a new member to the registry is about $100. Your generous contribution in any amount is tax-deductible and helps make it possible for others to join.
That's it! You'll be listed on our registry - where doctor's turn when their patient needs a bone marrow transplant and there is no matching donor in the patient's family.
Remember: Our focus in the community is to reach potential donors ages 18 to 44. Research shows that younger donors are best for patients because they provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Donors between the ages of 18 and 44 are asked to donate more than 90% of the time. If you are between the ages of 45 and 60, you will not be able to join the registry at a community event. You must join the registry online.