DID YOU KNOW?
Every year, nearly two-thirds of the approximately 200,000 patients in need of a bone marrow transplant will not find a marrow donor that matches within their families.
According to the Be The Match bone marrow registry, someone dies from a blood-borne cancer every 10 minutes equivalent to 144 deaths per day in the United States.
According to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, approximately one to two quarts of bone marrow is extracted, which is about 5% of an average adult’s total bone marrow.
A bone marrow transplant cures sickle cell disease.
Former Villanova Football Players Share Their Donor Story
A fairy tale ending for beautiful Imani
Corinne Meets Her Life-saving Donor
19-year-old Corinne was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and received a transplant from her donor Kianna back in February 2017. Corinne and her father planned a vacation to California this year and found out her recipient Kianna lived in Southern California. The two connected and arranged to meet each other!
Derek McCartney’s Donor Story
As a senior at University of Colorado-Boulder, a defensive end for the football team, and an aspiring doctor, Derek’s got a lot on his plate. But when Be The Match called to say that he was also the perfect match for a man with leukemia, he didn’t hesitate. Derek donated blood stem cells to save a stranger’s life.