Be The Match Registry® is the donor registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). They’ve been helping patients receive the transplants they need for more than 25 years. Now, medical advances are making transplants available to more patients of all ages than ever before. My guests are transplant recipient Erika Turner, and Be The Match representative Nadya Dutchin. After Erika was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, her best hope for survival was a marrow transplant. Erika’s doctors turned to Be The Match Registry, but her search for a match was more challenging because she is African American. Patients usually find a suitable donor in someone with a similar ethnic background. But just 7 percent of the nation’s 10 million registered potential marrow donors are African American. Tune in to learn about the gift that we can all offer: the opportunity to save a life.