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Donor Information

Each year, more than 20,000 people, ages 0-74, in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses where bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplantation from a related or unrelated matched donor is their best treatment option.

A patient is hoping someone like you registers to become a marrow donor.

A bone marrow transplant or umbilical cord blood transplant (also called a BMT) is a potentially life-saving treatment for some patients who have leukemia, lymphoma, or a genetic metabolic or immune system disorder. A bone marrow or cord blood transplant replaces a patient's unhealthy blood-forming cells with healthy cells from a donor.

You could be the one to save a life.

The registry of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program is also called the Be The Match Registry®. The registry is a listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units.