About ExploreBMT™

ExploreBMT represents the combined effort of many reputable, patient-focused organizations to develop a one-stop resource for patients, families and caregivers impacted by a marrow or cord blood transplant (often referred to as a BMT). The purpose of this online resource is to serve as a comprehensive, guided source for transplant-related resources from diagnosis to survivorship.

The 17 member organizations of ExploreBMT include:

 

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Be The Match® 
Be The Match helps patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other diseases that need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can join the Be The Match Registry® – the largest listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units – contribute financially and volunteer. Patients and their families can also turn to Be The Match for support and resources before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. Learn more at BeTheMatch.org/patient or call 1 (888) 999-6743. 

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Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network 
Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet) is dedicated to providing transplant patients, survivors and their loved ones with emotional support and high-quality, easy-to-understand information about bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplants. Whether you are just beginning the transplant journey or learning to manage the joys and challenges of survivorship, BMT InfoNet is here to help. Our goal is to empower you with credible information and emotional support, so that you can take a more active role in decisions affecting your health and treatment options before, during and after transplant. More information is available at www.bmtinfonet.org; or contact us at 888-597-7674; or via email.

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Cancer Care 
CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501 c(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to the more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites. For more information, email; or call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673); or visit www.cancercare.org.  

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Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer. For more information, visit www.cancerandcareers.org  

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Cancer Legal Resource Center 
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people coping with cancer, through a toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-843-2572), seminars, Cancer Rights Conferences, and cancer community education and outreach efforts. Visit online or email.

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The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by provising fundraising assistance and family support. For more information, visit www.cota.org.
 
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Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. was founded in 1989 to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide. To learn more about Fanconi anemia and the support services provided by the Fund, visit www.fanconi.org.  

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HelpHOPELive 
HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF)empowers individuals and families to overcome financial barriers related to transplantation or catastrophic injury through grass-roots fundraising. HelpHOPELive provides the consultation needed to raise funds to bridge the gap between what health insurance will pay and what is actually needed to heal, live and thrive. Our office is located in Radnor, Pennsylvania, but we Help HOPE Live for patients and families nationwide. Visit www.helphoplive.org  or call 1-800-642-8399.

 

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphomas and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $680 million in research funding.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Home Office is based in White Plains, NY. To learn more about us, use our Chapter Finder to find the LLS chapter in your area, visit us at www.lls.org; or contact us via email; or contact us at 800-955-4572.

Lymphoma Research Foundation 

Lymphoma Research Foundation 
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care providers with critical information on the disease. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. To date, LRF has funded over $40 million in lymphoma research. More than 83 cents of every dollar spent goes to research and programs. Visit www.lymphoma.org; or contact us at 800-500-9976; or email. 

MDS Foundation 

The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation
The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary, international organization devoted to support, research, treatment, and education for patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses and other health care providers. The organization is based upon the premise that international cooperation will accelerate the process leading to the control and cure of these diseases. The Foundation’s website includes patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional information. Visit www.mds-foundation.org; or contact us at 1-800-MDS-0839.
 

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link 

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link 
Established in 1992, the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals before, during and after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. The nbmtLINK provides targeted information and personalized support services to patients, caregivers, and families coping with the challenges of transplant. Visit www.nbmtlink.org; or contact us at 800-546-5268; or email.

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The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS)
The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS), provides emotional, financial and educational support to children, their families, and survivors. For more information, call 314-241-1600 or visit www.theNCCS.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 
NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and provides tools that empower people affected by cancer to advocate for themselves. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and considers someone a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of life. Its free publications and resources include the award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox®, a self-learning audio program created by leading cancer organizations to help people develop essential skills to meet the challenges of their illness. More information is available at www.canceradvocacy.org; 1-888-650-9127; or email.  

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National Foundation for Transplants
NFT is a nonprofit organization based in Memphis, Tenn. that has been helping transplant patients overcome financial obstacles since 1983. NFT provides fundraising expertise to transplant patients by organizing fundraising campaigns in the patients’ own communities. The organization assists more than 2,500 transplant candidates and recipients nationwide, and NFT’s fundraising campaigns have generated nearly $65 million since the its inception. For more information about NFT, please call 800-489-3863 or visit www.transplants.org. 

Patient Advocate Foundation 

Patient Advocate Foundation 
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis. They are also assisted by doctors and health care attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation, assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. More information is available at www.patientadvocate.org; or contact us at 1-800-532-5274; or via email. 

SuperSibs! 

SuperSibs! 
SuperSibs! provides free, ongoing and unique services specifically to help brothers and sisters of children with cancer manage through and beyond this challenging life experience. Complementing traditional cancer-related support, SuperSibs! focuses on the emotional healing of the siblings - helping them out of the shadows to feel valued, validated, supported and delighted through our programs, activities and outreach. Visit www.supersibs.org; or contact us at 866-444-SIBS(7427); or email.

 

    

  

 

 

The National Marrow Donor Program® receives funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information and education to survivors of hematologic cancer under cooperative agreement number U58/CCU001106. Funds from this cooperative agreement were used to support the development of this Web site.