We Are The Cure
Every day Black and African American children and adults are diagnosed with and suffer from sickle cell disease, leukemia and other blood cancers. There is a cure. Donors of the same ethnic background have the power to save a life. YOU could be a genetic match for a searching patient. Join the registry today.
We Need Your Help to Increase the Odds
Black and African American patients diagnosed with blood cancers, sickle cell and leukemia have a 29% chance of finding a matching, available donor on the Be The Match Registry® simply because more Black and African American donors are needed. Patients are most likely to match a donor who shares their ethnic background. Simply swabbing your cheek will enter you into the Be The Match Registry® and potentially save a life.
Black or African American
Did You Know?
I SWABBED BECAUSE…
The Next Move is Yours.
To be listed as a potential donor, and have the chance to save the life of a patient in need – you must join the registry. You won’t donate until there is a patient who’s matched specifically with you.
Here’s how to get started:
- Request a swab kit online
- When your kit arrives in the mail, follow the instructions to swab your cheek
- Drop the pre-paid envelope containing your swab in the mail – and that’s it!
Don’t forget to tell your friends and family why you swabbed and encourage them to do so too.
Have your Kit? Watch the How-to Video
We are so thankful for the continued support of the We Are the Cure campaign by:
- Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
- City of Atlanta
- Dekalb County
- Gwinnett County
- Apex Museum
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- LA Fitness
- Fox 5 Media