Not every member of the Be The Match Registry® will be called to donate to a patient. If you are asked, a patient's doctor has selected you as the best donor. You may be the one to save a life.
Becoming a bone marrow donor is a serious commitment. We will provide the information you need to make this important decision and will:
- Schedule an information session
- Answer your questions
- Schedule a physical exam to make sure the donation is safe for both you and the patient
- Guide you through the donation process
You make the final decision to become a donor. You may agree to donate or you can say no. We will respect your decision either way. For more information to help you decide, see:
You can also learn what to expect after you donate.
Our information packets contain the materials listed below. You can download them now or wait to receive them at your information session. Do you have other questions? Just contact your local donor center.
You're a Match: A Donor's Guide to Donation (PDF)
Explains bone marrow donation in detail. We will review these details with you and show the related video.
This information is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
About Be The Match
Be The Match Registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). If you joined the NMDP Registry, either in person or online, you are a member of the Be The Match Registry and do not need to join again. Learn more about Be The Match.