Donnall Thomas pioneered the bone marrow transplantation procedure, those with leukemia and other blood cancers faced a bleak prognosis and perhaps even death. Thomas was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work.
Doctors us close HLA matching to help patients find bone marrow or umbilical cord donors. Be The Match helps facilitate this matching process.
70% of people with blood cancer rely on a complete stranger for a lifesaving bone marrow donation, but not everyone has equal chances of finding a match. Take this quiz to find out if you could save a life!