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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

Celebrating the Holiday Season While Living With Blood Cancer During COVID

November 6, 2020

Holidays are a time of celebration, but they can prove difficult for blood cancer patients undergoing treatment, especially when adding COVID to the mix. To make things a little easier for everyone, we have compiled a list of helpful tips to help blood cancer patients and their families through the end of 2020.

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Benefits of Participating in Virtual Races

October 30, 2020

There is no shortage of benefits when it comes to participating in races. It is a great way to stay active throughout the year while working on your personal best. Unfortunately, in-person races are one of the many events that have been postponed indefinitely due to COVID. Luckily, runners and walkers have a wonderful new…

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Family Volunteer Day Coming Up On November 21st

October 22, 2020

Over the years, volunteering has become a worldwide experience with a rich history. You could say that volunteering has become a national value. Volunteering is not only fun to do individually, but also with the entire family!

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Interview with Andrew’s Laughing Gas

October 13, 2020

Andrew Mercier was diagnosed with Leukemia 2 days before his 10th birthday. This came as a surprise to his family and friends, as he had always been high energy, adventurous, and active kid. He was known to many as the class clown, and thoroughly enjoyed that title. He loved to make people laugh, creating his…

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A Slow Return to Business As Usual

September 15, 2020

On March 11th, There Goes My Hero hosted what would be our last in-person bone marrow registry drive before the global pandemic hit. Since then, we have continued our mission by hosting over a dozen virtual bone marrow drives. This allows us to continue adding potential life-savers to the registry, but our virtual impact is…

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