Be the Match Registry

Every year, more than 10,000 patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, and their best or only hope of a cure is a transplant from an unrelated donor.   Delores Rue-Jones, Northwest Area Coordinator for Be the Match and Roxanne Mercado, who needs a transplant to cure her Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, joined us to share why the need is so great.

It's easy to sign up to Be the Match. All it takes is four swabs of different parts of the inside of your cheek to join the registry. It is free to join, but donors are asked to make a donation if they can to cover the cost of testing and registering the swabs.

  • Donor Drive for Roxanne Mercado
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10am-3pm
  • American Red Cross
  • 3131 N. Vancouver Avenue, Portland
  • If you join Be The Match online, please use the promo code PDX 066 ARC and join on behalf of Roxanne

To find out more, visit the Be The Match website.

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