Save lives. Provide hope. Help those impacted by blood cancer.

Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every ten minutes, blood cancer takes a life. You can help us make a difference.

By the Numbers

meals to patients
bone marrow donors registered
matches found
life-saving transplants

Our Programs

BE A HERO

6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.

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For many blood cancer patients, a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is the best chance for survival. Hero saves lives by adding potential donors to the bone marrow registry.

Host a drive or get swabbed today.

SUPPORT A HERO

Each year, 170,000 people will receive a blood cancer diagnosis in the U.S.

Hero Fund

The Hero Fund supports Baltimore area blood cancer patients and their families by covering the unanticipated costs of treatment.

This includes meals during treatment, medically tailored meals post-discharge, transportation, parking, and copays.

 

COLOR THE REGISTRY

Nationally, people of color are underrepresented on the bone marrow donor registry.

Hero Fund

Our Color the Registry program seeks to diversify the bone marrow registry, offering hope to all patients in need of a bone marrow transplant, no matter their ethnic or racial background.

While patients of European descent have a 77% chance of finding a match, compared to 23% of African American or Black patients. 

 

Separate Journeys, Shared Hope

July 9, 2024

In a heartfelt video, Michele Bresnick Walsh and Adam Ruther shared their stories about a life-threatening diagnosis and a life-saving act of kindness.   Meet Michele Bresnick Walsh, a leukemia…

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Bringing Joy to Those Fighting Blood Cancer

July 5, 2024

As school ends and summer begins, children eagerly embrace the outdoors, enjoying carefree days of play. However, amidst this seasonal joy, there are children whose days are marked by a…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Arnetta Jefferies

June 24, 2024

Meet Arnetta Jefferies. Arnetta is a firm believer in the importance of giving back and helping others. We interviewed her about what motivates her to volunteer at There Goes My…

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Celebrate World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

June 19, 2024

Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder that disproportionately affects individuals of African descent yet remains widely misunderstood and underrepresented in public discourse. With over 100,000 people in the…

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Dating with Sickle Cell Disease

June 3, 2024

Our lives have become increasingly digital, including the way we find love and connect with others. Nowadays, social media and dating apps have become a common and accepted way to…

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