My name’s Dakhiyon and I have sickle cell disease. As a Black American patient, my chances of finding a life-saving blood stem cell match are really low, but you could be my cure.

This is my race against time.

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Be The Match® helps save lives by bringing donors to the blood cancer patients who desperately need them.

Whether it’s pain throughout his entire body or chronic transfusions every 3 weeks, Dakhiyon’s disease takes its toll on both him and his family. What’s worse is that his little brother Marzavion also suffers from sickle cell disease.

As with all African American patients searching on the Be The Match Registry, Dakhiyon only has a 23% chance of finding a match. But with your help, Dakhiyon can overcome the odds.

Your Race Matters

Not everyone has an equal chance at finding a cure, but your participation can help change that.

Black Americans
23% have
a match
3 out of 4 won’t find a matched, available donor.
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How You Can Save a Life

With just a few simple steps, you’re on your way to making a big difference. See the whole process.


Create an
account online.


Order and return
your cheek swab kit.


Donate blood stem cells
if you match a patient.


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