Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Thursday, Feb 20 at 11:07 AM
If you are between the ages of 18 and 44 and have diverse ancestry, patients especially need you to join the Be The Match registry!
It’s pain-free – just a simple swab of your cheek!
It’s free-of-charge and quick - only takes 15 minutes!
When there is no available family member to help
a patient, donors and patients who share the same
ancestry are most likely to have a marrow match.
At this time, not enough diverse, committed potential
marrow donors have joined. You can change that!
Here are the Stats:
10.5 million total registrants in the
Be The Match Registry only--
7% are African American
1% are American Indian/Alaska Native
7% are Asian/South Asian
10% are Hispanic/Latino
4% are Multiple Race
0.2% are Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Special Online Registry: