After transplant, some recipients, their families or friends look for ways to help other people who need a transplant. An improved online tool helps you do just that. It’s called Team Be The Match.
Anyone can set up a page to raise money to mark special occasions, like a transplant birthday, running a marathon or honoring a loved one. The money raised through Team Be The Match helps:
- People pay for transplant costs
- Cover the costs to add more people to the registry
- Fund transplant research
Many transplant recipients use Team Be The Match to help raise awareness among their family and friends, while also paying it forward.
In 2009, Bob had a transplant from an unrelated donor. After his transplant, he wanted to find a way to help future transplant recipients. Over the past 5 years, Bob has biked over 10,000 miles with his cycling team, Team Lifeblood, for the fight against cancer. Bob uses his Team Be The Match page to share updates on Team Lifeblood’s cycling plans, and raise money for Be The Match®. Check out Bob’s “Team Lifeblood” page here.
Jeff’s Birthday Wish
In the fall of 2015, Jeff celebrated his 2nd “birthday” since receiving the transplant that saved his life. In celebration, Jeff created a Team Be The Match fundraising page. Jeff is already a Be The Match volunteer, but his Team Be The Match page helps him rally his family and friends in support of Be The Match. Check out Jeff’s “birthday” page.
Through their personal journeys and fundraising, Bob and Jeff are helping other patients get the transplant they need. Learn more about Team Be The Match and how you can start your own page.