The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital is a collaboration between The Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia (BMTGA) and Northside Hospital.

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Joining BeTheMatch Registry®


NSH-BMT has partnered with BeTheMatch Registry® to help further expand the National Marrow Donor Program's (NMDP) unrelated donor registry donor pool. Participation is voluntary. If you have been HLA typed for a family member or friend, you can join the BeTheMatch Registry®. Because HLA tissue types are inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of their own race or ethnicity. While everyone is encouraged to join, donors of these backgrounds are especially needed:

  • Black or African American
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic or Latino

By joining the BeTheMatch Registry®, your typing results will be entered into a database that is used to help locate potential unrelated donors for those patients battling diseases, such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and many others. Donors never have to pay to donate and are never paid to donate. For additional information, you can log onto, BeTheMatch Registry® Vital Statistics and Guidelines for Joining the Registry Link.

NSH-BMT Sponsors April 26, 2014 Be The Match Walk-Run

On April 26, 2014, at Atlantic Station, Central Park, NSH-BMT Programís Be The MatchWalk-Run Team raised over seven hundred dollars to help fight and cure blood cancers.(Place Run PDF flyer link here) This annual event brings the Atlanta community together to help provide cures for blood cancers.

NSH-BMT's Commitment to BeTheMatch Registry®

NSH-BMT Featured on WSB-TV Atlanta- People 2 People: Northside Hospital Sponsors BeTheMatch® Donor Drive

NSH-BMT Featured on WSB-TV Atlanta: Why More African-American Donors Needed for Life Saving Treatment for Blood Disorders

NSH-BMT Patient Asa Valente Meets Her Unrelated Donor at the
2012 BeTheMatch Tribute Dinner

On September 22, 2012, Asa Valente, a NSH-BMT patient who received primary leukemia treatment and an unrelated donor transplant in 2011, met her British donor, Edward Collier, at the 2012 BeTheMatch Tribute Dinner. Edward is a medical student who became involved in blood/marrow donor donation through a donor drive held at his medical school, Imperial College in London, England. Through his selfless generosity, Edward has given Asa a gift of a healthy and bright future.

Please click here to read more of Asa’s story,by Michelle Hiskey, or visit at

NSH- BMT Featured on Fox 5 - Atlanta: Northside Hospital, BeTheMatch® and Atlanta Blood Services Sponsors Donor Drive in Honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Day.

NSH- BMT physician Dr. Kent Holland Featured on National HLN Network to Increase Awareness for Need for Bone Marrow Donors.

NSH- BMT Featured on Fox 5 - Atlanta: Northside Hospital, Be the Match and Atlanta Blood Services Sponsors Donor Drive in Honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Day.