Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you got the call letting you know you were a match for a patient? Sara, a recent college graduate from Clemson University, learned she was the one for a patient in need of a marrow transplant and wrote to us to let us know about her excitement.
“I’m a match! I’m a match! I’m a match! I recently found out I am a match for a woman who is international. I just thought I would write to you to express how incredibly excited I am about being able to donate! As a senior who is getting ready to graduate in a week and a half, I look around at all of my other friends who are graduating and they have a plan while I still do not. I have been searching for a job all semester and have not had much luck. I have also recently finished a huge senior project and have transitioned out of my role as president of my sorority. My life is changing at a rapid pace and so much is unknown about my future at the moment. While everything that I have known is changing and I am trying to find something else in my life to give me purpose like my sorority and school did, I get a call from Be The Match. I now have found my purpose! I am so excited that I will give this person a second chance! I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to provide this opportunity for someone. I know that this process is about the patient, but I did not realize that being a match would have this effect on me. Being able to help someone in this way is the best present I could get and give this season!”
On average, 1 in 540 Be The Match Registry members in the United States learn they are the best match for a patient and go on to donate. Read more about your odds of matching>