Good Vibes & Easy Living

How to Be The Match at the Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival

After announcing that Be The Match will be at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, we’ve received many questions about joining the registry. Below is some basic information about the process.

  1. You can join the registry using this link:  join.bethematch.org/BTevlin or you can text to join: Text cure94 To 61474
  2. Create an account by filling out your contact information and medical history. This should only take about 5 minutes.
  3. A swab kit can be sent to your home or you can register and swab at the festival at the Be The Match table! The cheek swab gathers your tissue cells and will be used to match your HLA type to searching patients.
  4. You will only be called upon if you are a match. This could take weeks, months, or years.
  5. You will receive free blood tests and physicals and Be The Match will work around your schedule, if you are a possible match.
  6. If you are a match, you will be asked to donate blood stem cells or bone marrow cells to one specific patient. 80% of donors are requested to donate blood stem cells. Only 20% of donors are requested to donate marrow cells. 

Click here to register to play in the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival or if you would like to volunteer click here!

Be The Match at the Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival

Sophomore Brian Tevlin of Yale University demonstrated incredible selflessness when, five games into his sophomore season, he received word that he was a match for the Be The Match, a bone marrow donation registry. Inspired by the story of his friend’s mother, who was saved by a million-to-one donor, he accepted the match and scheduled surgery two weeks later. His decision to ensure another family wouldn’t suffer, in the middle of the season as a starting midfielder on the defending national championship team, is the definition of unsung. – One Love Foundation

Now with Yale heading back to the National Championship, many have heard and seen the articles, photos, and ESPN commentators commending Brian Tevlin on donating bone marrow to a total stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.

The Good Vibes & Easy Living Foundation is proud to announce that representatives from Be The Match registry will be at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival! Be The Match will have a table set up at the festival to educate and register prospective donors. We hope that you will be inspired by this story and consider registering with Be The Match at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, Saturday, August 3rd!

If you want to learn more about Be The Match Registry click here. Also visit our registration page to sign up for the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival.

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