Once you join the Be The Match Registry®, you will be included in patient searches every day. If you match a patient, you will be contacted to confirm that you are willing to donate. If you agree to move forward, you will be asked to update your health information and participate in additional testing to see if you are the best match for the patient. If you are the best match, you will:
There are two methods of donation: PBSC and bone marrow. The patient’s doctor will choose which one is best for the patient.
The time it takes for a donor to recover varies. It depends on the person and type of donation. Most donors are able to return to work, school and other activities within 1 to 7 days after donation. Be The Match® considers donor safety a top priority and will follow up with you regularly until you are able to resume normal activity.