What happens when you match on Be The Match?

What happens when you match on Be The Match?

If you are on the Be The Match Registry and you donated through Be The Match, you will be covered by a donor life, disability and medical insurance policy for complications directly related to the donation.

How long does it take to hear back from Be The Match?

After any testing stage, it may take up to 60 days for the patient’s doctor to review the results, select a donor and decide to move forward with a transplant. If you have questions about the donation process you can find answers in Donation FAQs or call 1 (800) MARROW-2 to speak to a Be The Match representative.

What are the requirements for Be The Match?

Everyone, age 18-44, who is in good health, and willing to donate to any patient, is encouraged to join the Be The Match Registry. Prescription hormone therapy does NOT exclude you from joining the registry.

Why does be the match want a second swab?

When you joined the Be The Match Registry®, you joined knowing that one day you might be a match for a patient in need of a life-saving marrow transplant. Additional Testing: The patient’s doctor needs more information on your human leukocyte antigen (HLA) type to determine if you’re a good match.

How difficult is to find a bone marrow donor?

A patient’s likelihood of finding a matching bone marrow donor or cord blood unit on the Be The Match Registry® ranges from 29% to 79% depending on ethnic background.

How many times can you donate your bone marrow?

Q: How many times can I donate? A: Because your marrow and blood stem cells completely regenerate, you can technically donate several times in your life. It is rare to come up as a match for several people. You may never get called as a potential match or you might get called once or twice in your lifetime.

How likely is it to be a bone marrow match?

What would disqualify me from donating bone marrow?

Most diseases which may be defined as autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, will prevent you from donating marrow or blood-forming cells.