About Blood Cancer
Each year there are over 170,00 new cases of blood cancer diagnosed in the United States. Each year, almost 58,000 people will die from some form of blood cancer.
Blood cancer affects the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell.
The main types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Hear the stories of a patient in need and a donor who saved a life.
Anthony Daniels is fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the 4th time and needs a bone marrow transplant. Currently, there is no one on the international registry that is a match. This video was produced by DKMS, our partner in helping register donors.
A Loyola Blakefield graduate talks about what it meant to donate bone marrow to a patient in need. Jeff Jackson swabbed during a Join for Joe Senior Swab Day sponsored by There Goes My Hero.