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


6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.


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.


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.



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. 


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