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
BE A HERO
6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.
SUPPORT A HERO
Each year, 170,000 people will receive a blood cancer diagnosis in the U.S.
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.
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.
Happy Black History Month! For this month’s blog post, Hero had the opportunity to speak with Erika Neal, a black & queer graduate student living in Bay Area, California! Erika found out about Hero through an event hosted by the Associated Black Charities and was interested in our Color the Registry program. Keep on reading…Read More
Being a Hero isn’t limited to just joining the national bone marrow registry. There are a multitude of ways to support blood cancer patients and There Goes My Hero. As we begin the new year, we wanted to share some of the ways that you can get involved beyond joining the registry.Read More
For this month’s blog post, Hero had the opportunity to interview Lindsey Ledwin, our newest board member. Lindsey is a Government Consultant with Tiber Creek Group, and is a Chronic Myeloid Leukemia survivor. She was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about her diagnosis and how it has impacted her life.Read More
Giving birth is giving new life to your child, but it does not have to stop there. Giving birth can also mean giving life back to someone diagnosed with blood cancer. If you decide to donate your child’s umbilical cord blood when you give birth, you could potentially save the life of someone who is…Read More