Cancer does not discriminate, but cancer care and treatment options do.


Patients are most likely to match a donor who shares their ethnic background. While a blood stem cell transplant cures over 70 different life-threatening diseases, ethnically diverse patients have a dramatically lower chance of finding a match.


It takes a community to up these odds. How? Starting with a simple cheek swab! Together, we can achieve equal outcomes for all.

You can Increase the Odds


Be the Match

College of the Canyons

Together We can Save Lives!

We are a coalition of students in southern California. 

Wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst to reach out to all healthy individuals to find potential matches for patients in dire need of life saving stem cells. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change by signing up on the registry to save a life!


Our Team

Leah Flores Gutierrez,

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Reana Diamante,

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Adrianne Butler
Be the Match Community Outreach Specialist II

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Angie Porter,

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Brian Estarella-Murphy,

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Madison De Vela

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Noorain Syed
Jasmine Beutell
Christine Mantilla
Be the Match Acct Manager

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What can I Do?

1.) Join the Registry


2.)  Volunteer


The First Step to saving a life 

Join the registry to be listed as a potential blood stem cell donor, ready to save the life of a patient in need of a transplant. You won’t donate until there is a patient who’s matched specifically with you. Here’s how to get started:

   Join the Be The Match Registry online and request a swab kit.

   ​When you get your kit in the mail, swab your cheek. Return the swab in the envelope (postage already included).


    Tell your friends and family to join the Registry!