Blood stem cell donors from Hawaii are needed
70% of patients do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated blood stem cell donor. Patients are most likely to match someone who shares the same ethnic background.
Due to Hawaii’s diversity, donors from Hawaii can help patients from all over the world.
Donations happen right in Hawaii. Donors do not need to travel to the mainland.
The possibility of saving someone’s life, and the people I met through this entire journey, made all the blood draws, the physicals, the surgery, and the recovery, an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
In October of 2010, I was given the greatest opportunity I could ever ask for. I was able to donate my bone marrow to a 4 year-old boy.
Myths and facts about donating
You probably have a few questions about what it takes to save a life. We get it; we’d have them too. Let’s talk about what you’ve heard and what’s really involved with donating blood stem cells.
Other ways to support the mission
Attend an event
Come to an event—from small community events to galas to educational meetings—and support patients in need.
Give or fundraise
Fundraise or give a gift to help add donors to the registry, help patients with uninsured costs and fund life-saving research.
Join the thousands of volunteers who are making a difference for apatients with blood cancers, sickle cell and other life-threatening blood diseases.
About Be The Match®
Be The Match is a global leader working every day to save lives through cellular therapy. For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with a matching donor for a life-saving blood stem cell transplant. The Be The Match Registry® is the most diverse registry in the world and includes both adult donors willing to donate to a stranger in need and stored cord blood units. In addition, Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is also a global leader in research through the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®)—a collaboration with Medical College of Wisconsin, investing in and managing research studies that improve patient outcomes and advance the future of care.