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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With the holiday season just around the corner, There Goes My Hero welcomes the beginning of holiday giving. During the holidays, we show our family and friends how much they mean to us. But what can we do for those in need? Here are four easy ways to give back to Baltimore blood cancer patients…

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  Over the years, lots of things have changed about bone marrow donation. Advancements in medicine and technology have made it easier than ever to save someone’s life. And for many blood cancer patients, a matching bone marrow donor is their only hope of a cure. Donation might be seem like a nerve-racking procedure, but…

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A home away from home always goes a long way. But finding accommodating housing during long-term blood cancer treatment in Baltimore is especially important. Cancer patients and their families deserve a stress-free temporary location where they can be together and have the resources they need. Baltimore aims to put families affected by blood cancer at…

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For many patients with blood cancer, there is a cure: a bone marrow transplant. Just registering as a bone marrow donor means giving blood cancer patients hope for a second chance at life. In many cases, your bone marrow might be the only match to someone in need, which means your donation is a patient’s…

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With holiday season just around the corner, There Goes My Hero welcomes the beginning of holiday giving. During the holidays, we show our family and friends how much they mean to us. But what can we do for those in need? A year-end donation to There Goes My Hero is a great way to show…

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Support groups are crucial for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, or caretaker, joining a support group can help during the difficult time that comes with a cancer diagnosis. Support groups present the opportunities for people in similar positions to come together, speak openly about concerns, build knowledge,…

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James P. Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research in cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy uses the own body’s immune system to help fight cancer. Autologous stem cell transplants, where a patient’s own cells reboots the…

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