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Miles for Be The Match® COVID-19 Rapid Response

Every day there are hundreds of patients who rely on us to find them a genetically matched donor and to physically deliver the cells they need for transplant.

Air travel is essential to our life-saving mission, and many patients are required to travel to treatment. 50% of our patients live more than 300 miles away from the clinic and about one third require air travel to get to treatment. In addition, Be The Match couriers deliver the cure that patients desperately need. Air travel is necessary for these heroes on the frontline.

Your donated miles are especially important as transplant patients, volunteer couriers and selfless donors are all facing unexpected obstacles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel is being re-routed when locations are no longer safe for donation or transplantation, and costs are rising. For trips still requiring air travel, over 90% of our donor and courier trips are being re-booked, up to 15 times in some cases, due to travel restrictions.

“I didn’t hesitate when I got the call to donate. When I found out I had to go to New York, my mom was nervous. The moment she was texting me, I got the call that Be The Match® was moving my donation to Boca Raton, Florida.” Lucas, 25, donated PBSC March 16, 2020

During these rapidly changing times, one thing remains the same: our commitment to patients. Despite numerous new obstacles, we’re continuing to provide solutions to every patient in need.

Support Be The Match and donate your miles today. Because even when life seems uncertain, we have the power to make a difference for those who rely on us.

About us

For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists. Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), connects patients with their genetically matched donors, like Lauren, for a life-saving transplant and provides patients and their families one-on-one support before, during and after treatment. You can make a difference by joining the Be The Match Registry®, giving financially or volunteering. Be The Match exists so more lives can be saved. To learn more about how you can save a life, visit bethematch.org.

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Created: April 13, 2020
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Miles for Be The Match® COVID-19 Rapid Response

Every day there are hundreds of patients who rely on us to find them a genetically matched donor and to physically deliver the cells they need for transplant.

Air travel is essential to our life-saving mission, and many patients are required to travel to treatment. 50% of our patients live more than 300 miles away from the clinic and about one third require air travel to get to treatment. In addition, Be The Match couriers deliver the cure that patients desperately need. Air travel is necessary for these heroes on the frontline.

Your donated miles are especially important as transplant patients, volunteer couriers and selfless donors are all facing unexpected obstacles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel is being re-routed when locations are no longer safe for donation or transplantation, and costs are rising. For trips still requiring air travel, over 90% of our donor and courier trips are being re-booked, up to 15 times in some cases, due to travel restrictions.

“I didn’t hesitate when I got the call to donate. When I found out I had to go to New York, my mom was nervous. The moment she was texting me, I got the call that Be The Match® was moving my donation to Boca Raton, Florida.” Lucas, 25, donated PBSC March 16, 2020

During these rapidly changing times, one thing remains the same: our commitment to patients. Despite numerous new obstacles, we’re continuing to provide solutions to every patient in need.

Support Be The Match and donate your miles today. Because even when life seems uncertain, we have the power to make a difference for those who rely on us.

About us

For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists. Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), connects patients with their genetically matched donors, like Lauren, for a life-saving transplant and provides patients and their families one-on-one support before, during and after treatment. You can make a difference by joining the Be The Match Registry®, giving financially or volunteering. Be The Match exists so more lives can be saved. To learn more about how you can save a life, visit bethematch.org.

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