Month to Match 

It just takes a swab, and you can save someone's life. YOU might be the match! 

ABC 13 is partnering with the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program once again for Month to Match.

Throughout the month of September, special PSAs, news stories and events will highlight the need to build the national Be The Match registry. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. They depend on Be The Match Registry® to find a life-saving match.

Hear Maria's story on the ABC 13 Month to Match website.You can help by joining the registry at any of our Neighborhood Donor Centers, at one of the upcoming registry drives listed below or online.

Already registered or not eligible to join the registry? You can still help! It costs about $100 per person to join the registry, and every contribution counts! Donate now online. You can also have fun while helping raise funds for Be The Match by participating in the Be The Match Walk+Run on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Sugar Land.

Click here to visit the ABC 13 Month to Match web page, where you can see personal stories of giving and survival - including bone marrow transplant recipient and lymphoma survivor Maria, pictured above right - and learn more about joining the registry.

Month to Match Events

Please email us for complete details. 

Sept. 3 through 6: Registry drive at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville

Sept. 6: Be The Match Walk for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital - This event is by invitation only.

Sept. 9 through 12: Registry drive at University of Houston

Sept. 14: Be The Match Walk+Run at Sugar Land Town Square. Learn more at

Sept. 16 through 20: Registry drive at Rice University

Sept. 18: Registry drive at Texas Southern University

Sept. 23 through 26: Registry drive at University of Houston – Downtown  

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