Be the Match

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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.

Online Registration

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

Dates: February 1, 2016 – February 29, 2016

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.

Cost: Free to registrant by using the unique Children’s URL or promo code “childrens” 
Join the Registry online at http://join.bethematch.org/childrens
February Promo Code: childrens

In-Person Registration

Donors ages 18 to 44 years old can also sign up for the registry in person at a Children’s Health location.

Date: Monday, February 15, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Locations:

  • Children’s Health Specialty Center Dallas
    2350 N. Stemmons Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75207
     
  • Children’s Medical Center Plano
    7601 Preston Road
    Plano, TX 75024

Cost: Free

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

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