What To Expect After Donating Bone Marrow 

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…

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(Lack of) Diversity on the Bone Marrow Registry

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…

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Helping Children Cope When A Sibling Has Blood Cancer

When a child is diagnosed with blood cancer, it can affect every member of the family. This is true for children with a sibling suffering from blood cancer, 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…

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Lord Baltimore Hotel Offering Housing to Coronavirus Patients

The Lord Baltimore Hotel has provided hospitality for the Baltimore community for over 92 years. Not even a global pandemic will stop them from their commitment to serving the community.  The Hotel has partnered with the city of Baltimore and the University of Maryland Medical System to provide housing to coronavirus patients in need of…

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COVID-19 Update

These past months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a whirlwind for everyone and we hope you are doing well and staying healthy.  With the serious situation that is COVID-19, There Goes My Hero has taken necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and volunteers, while also ensuring the continuation of…

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COVID-19 Causes Serious Decline of Potential Donors on Bone Marrow Registry

For Immediate Release April 30, 2020 Contact: Stephanie Cupp, Community Outreach Coordinator stephanie.cupp@theregoesmyhero.org COVID-19 CAUSES SERIOUS DECLINE OF POTENTIAL DONORS ON BONE MARROW REGISTRY [Baltimore, MD]  April 30, 2020 – There Goes My Hero, a local nonprofit organization, is hosting virtual bone marrow registry drives to continue to recruit potential donors. During normal times, the…

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How To Support A Friend With Blood Cancer During COVID-19

During these changing times, it is important to stay connected with loved ones, especially those battling blood cancer. For many blood cancer patients undergoing treatment, self-isolation and social distancing is nothing new. Chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants leave blood cancer patients with compromised immune systems, which means they have to take extra precautions to avoid…

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When A Co-Worker Has Blood Cancer

When a co-worker is diagnosed with blood cancer, it is normal to feel the need to help out any way you can. But it can be difficult to determine the right way to support your co-worker during diagnosis and treatment. It is important for blood cancer patients to have a support system at home consisting…

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4 Useful Apps for Blood Cancer Patients

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As the saying goes: “There’s an app for that.” In addition to playing games in the waiting room, your smartphone offers a variety of different apps to help blood cancer patients through their diagnosis and treatment. These apps serve to help blood cancer patients by making managing daily tasks easier. CareZone CareZone is a free…

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Be A Hero Ambassador

It may be your first time volunteering with There Goes My Hero or it may be your fiftieth. Regardless of your experience, we appreciate every minute of the time you give in support of our mission. We’d also like to introduce an exciting new sort of volunteer opportunity: Hero Ambassador.

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