Matching

What makes a good match?

Doctors generally look at 10 specific HLA markers to determine a match. Most require at least a 9 out of 10 match, but a 10 out of 10 is best. The closer the match, the better the chances that the patient’s immune system will recognize donated cells as its own and allow them to grow and make new healthy blood cells. We generally don’t find out exact patient-donor HLA match ratios.

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You could be raising awareness, joining the registry, hosting your own [registration] event, taking on a fundraising challenge, or anything in between.