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Be the Match

test swab for be the match program

For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of patients who need a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match® an international marrow donor program to find a match to save their life.


Click here for details on our February 14 Be the Match Drive

Online Registration

Donors ages 18 to 44 years old can order a complimentary kit throughout the month of February.

Follow Easy Steps:

  1. Go To: http://join.bethematch.org/childrens
  2. Click: “Join Now.”
  3. Enter your birthdate and confirm you meet basic registry guidelines (health, commitment to donate if matched, etc.).
  4. Complete online form/questionnaire and create an account.
  5. Log in with your new account and complete the online medical evaluation.
  6. Order kit. (Registration is complimentary using the unique Children’s URL above. If you are asked to enter a promo code, use “childrens.”)
  7. The kit will arrive by mail. Follow instructions to swab the inside of your cheek to be typed.
  8. Return kit via mail. Please remember to mail back (at no cost) your kit ASAP.

For more information or to get involved, contact Cristy Ecton at 214-456-2805 or cristy.ecton@childrens.com.

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