Every year, more than 10,000 patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma for which a marrow or stem cell blood transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope of a cure. At the Earthquakes game on Saturday, Sept. 29, we're working with Be The Match to help find a donor for Jeremy - a local, precocious two-year-old with a beautiful heart and a vibrant spirit, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of AML. He needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. You could be the match that saves his life.
Patients like Jeremy depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match – and a second chance at life. While many patients do find the life-saving match they need each year, more donors are needed to help increase the likelihood that all patients will find a match.
Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed, as patients in need of a transplant are most likely to match someone who shares their same race or ethnicity.
Please be sure to stop by the Marrow Donor Registration Area in the Epicenter at the Saturday, Sept. 29 game, to enter the registry, to make a financial donation, or to get more information on how you can be a donor, and help save a life!