The Importance of Diversifying the Bone Marrow Registry | African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month
July is dedicated to African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. African American Patients only have a 25% chance of finding a match compared to a 75% chance for Caucasian patients…Read More
Why African Americans Are Affected More By Sickle Cell Anemia & Multiple Myeloma
Sickle Cell Disease and Multiple Myeloma affects thousands of people throughout the world. Sickle Cell Disease is most common among those whose ancestors come from sub-Saharan Africa, Spanish-speaking regions…Read More
Uncovering Myths About Bone Marrow Transplants
Unfortunately, there are many myths associated with bone marrow transplants. The lack of education can make people believe being a donor is scary, when it’s not a scary thing at…Read More
How to Take Care of Your Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Now, more than ever, it is critical…Read More
What Is Bone Marrow Donation?
A bone marrow donation is a lifesaving treatment for many patients suffering from blood cancers like leukemia and multiple myeloma, and blood disorders like sickle cell disease and aplastic anemia.…Read More
Interview With Wendy Letow, Respite Retreats
Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Wendy Letow, the Founder and Executive Director of Respite Retreats, a nonprofit organization located in Columbia, MD. Respite…Read More
National Volunteer Month / Volunteering with Hero!
April is National Volunteer Month. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism. The definition of volunteerism is the use…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
What Kind of Social Distancer Are You?
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…Read More