Mitch Arnold

“If people didn’t donate blood, then I wouldn’t be here today.”

Mitch Arnold

When he was 10 years old, Mitch was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. During three years of treatment, he received 37 units of whole blood and platelets as he went into remission. However, in 2017, Mitch relapsed and received a bone marrow transplant that helped save his life.

Today, Mitch is cancer-free and is making the most of his second chance. He is thankful for the generosity of blood and marrow donors and hopes that new discoveries in research and treatment can help more patients like him beat cancer. 

“If people didn’t donate blood, then I wouldn’t be here today,” says Mitch. “Now, my vision for cancer treatment is to cure kids and adults less aggressively.”


Many patients with life-threatening illnesses rely on bone marrow transplants.

The Be The Match marrow donor registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program and has been helping patients receive life-saving bone marrow transplants for nearly 30 years. Bone marrow transplants can help patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease.

Learn more about marrow donation and join the Be The Match registry.

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