Every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists.
Be The Match is a global leader working to save lives through cellular therapy. With more than 30 years of experience managing the most diverse registry of potential unrelated blood stem cell donors and cord blood units in the world, Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving stem cell transplant.
But even with health insurance, the cost of that cure can be a devastating hardship. Household income often declines significantly as patients and caregivers put careers on hold to focus on treatment and recovery, and out-of-pocket costs can increase dramatically. Last year, we provided a historic amount of grant support—$6.1 million to 2,602 patients and their families. These funds help with out-of-pocket expenses such as donor searches, temporary lodging, transportation and prescription co-pays.
Every dollar you donate or raise helps grow the registry, helps remove financial barriers to transplant for patients and their families, and funds research to improve patient outcomes.