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Sickle cell anemia and other life-threatening diseases like leukemia leave too many African Americans fighting for their lives. A marrow transplant from someone outside their family is often their only hope. Patients are most likely to match donors who share their ancestry. But only 7% of the Be The Match Registry® of potential marrow donors is African American.

You can change the odds and help save lives. Make this your time to step up and join the registry as a potential marrow donor. It only takes a few minutes and a swab of your cheek to join the Be The Match Registry. If you are asked to donate, you could be the only one on a registry of millions who can save someone’s life.