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.
You might be considering donating bone marrow to someone in your family, in your community, or even someone you have never met before. There are two methods of donation: peripheral blood stem cell donation (PBSC) and bone marrow donation. Both methods are straightforward outpatient procedures, but you will still experience some side effects. Recovery From…Read More
Eleven months ago, I happily accepted a position at There Goes My Hero. I didn’t know what to expect, but I hoped that this would be an exciting and fulfilling year. Now that my service year is almost done (it ends July 21st), I can definitively say that this year has far exceeded my expectations…Read More
In order to expand our public outreach, There Goes My Hero needs to be able to host drives more frequently, and in more locations. Doing so increases the number of potential donors, matches, and life-saving transplants that we are able to provide. Despite our significant impact, TGMH is not a large-scale organization. Sometimes, especially when…Read More
Every three minutes, a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. This includes diseases like sickle cell anemia and multiple myeloma, which disproportionately affect the African-American community. For many patients suffering from blood cancers, a bone marrow transplant is the best chance for survival. Only 30% of patients are able to find…Read More
When a child is diagnosed with blood cancer, it can affect every member of the family. This is true for the child’s siblings, especially if they are young and do not fully understand the extent of what is happening around them. Parents and family members can support children through this difficult time by helping them…Read More