My Journey with Joining the Bone Marrow Registry

When I first started my position with Hero as the AmeriCorps/Volunteer Maryland Volunteer Coordinator, I had no idea what to expect. I couldn’t tell you a thing about the national bone marrow registry and I knew very little about blood cancer. I knew that I would be helping those impacted by blood cancer, but I…

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Am I In The Bone Marrow Registry Already?

Do you have a vague recollection of attending an event years ago and signing up for something related to blood cancer? You are not alone. At every drive we host, at least one person expresses the sentiment that they thought they joined the bone marrow registry but they are not quite sure. To join the…

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What Kind of Social Distancer Are You?

What Kind of Social Distancer Are You Quiz

Social distancing has become a normal part of our life now. We all know the feeling when someone gets too close and you give them the evil glare. Nonetheless, we are all trying to cope with the world’s new changes as we continue to live through this pandemic. We’ve all made it this far, but…

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A Look At Rare Blood Diseases

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Rare Disease Day is held annually on the last day of February in an effort to raise awareness for rare diseases, improve access to treatment, and increase medical representation. In honor of Rare Disease Day, There Goes My Hero wants to take a closer look at rare blood disorders that affect thousands of patients and…

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Black History Month With Hero!

Join Hero this month in celebrating Black History Month! Black History Month is not just a time to celebrate Black Americans who have paved the way for us all to thrive, it is also a time to consider how we can create more justice in our daily lives. National African American History Month in February…

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5 Ways To Self-Care During Quarantine

Blood Cancer Patient Self-Care Quarantine

Self-care refers to any action taken to benefit your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Whether you’re recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or a survivor of blood cancer, many individual’s feel as though their life is suddenly out of their control. The demands and restrictions of cancer can lead to feelings of frustration and helplessness. Self-care is…

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How TGMH is Honoring MLK Day in 2021

This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 18th. On this day, we not only celebrate the life and dream of MLK, but also reflect on all the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. What does MLK Day mean to me? The significance of celebrating the day and honoring the…

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What Is A Drive-Up Bone Marrow Registry Drive?

Since COVID decided to stick around, we knew we would have to rethink our bone marrow drive process. We needed to create a way to keep everyone safe, to ensure we maintained our distance, and to remain contactless. After some team brainstorming we came up with the grand idea of Drive-Up Bone Marrow Registry Drives!…

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Benefits of Participating in Virtual Races

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There is no shortage of benefits when it comes to participating in races. It is a great way to stay active throughout the year while working on your personal best. Unfortunately, in-person races are one of the many events that have been postponed indefinitely due to COVID. Luckily, runners and walkers have a wonderful new…

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