Nationally, people of color are underrepresented on the bone marrow donor registry, which means they have a harder time finding a donor and have worse health outcomes than people of European ancestry.

While patients of European descent have a 79% chance of finding a match, only 25% of African American patients find a donor.

Our Color the Registry program seeks to diversify the bone marrow donor registry so that the registry will reflect the demographics of the United States at large, offering hope to all patients in need of a bone marrow transplant, no matter their ethnic or racial background.