The gift of life

Every year, more than 10,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma for which a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope of a cure.

About 70 percent of patients in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family and depend on donor programs to find an unrelated donor or umbilical cord blood unit.

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) operates Be The Match

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