Be the Match Registry at NAA-Tampa Bay

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program  (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.

Dozens of NAA-Tampa Bay students and team members signed up for the Be The Match registry on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The on-campus event was organized in response to Emilie Meza, a 1-year-old diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and the search for her match–which is ongoing.

For more information about Emilie Meza, visit to her GoFundMe page:

A second registry is scheduled for May 2, 2017 from 3 PM – 4:30 PM so that night-shift students and other from the local community are able to participate. Let’s work together to be the cure for those in need.