About Blood Cancer
Each year there are over 50,000 new cases of leukemia diagnosed in the United States. Each year, almost 25,000 people will die from leukemia.
Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, which form in the spongy tissue inside your bones called bone marrow. Although there are new and developing drugs and therapies to treat leukemia, an estimated 13,000 patients a year still need a blood stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant to survive.
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 Delete Blood Cancer, our partner in helping register patients.
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.