How to Get Involved With There Goes My Hero

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Being a Hero isn’t limited to just joining the national bone marrow registry. There are a multitude of ways to support blood cancer patients and There Goes My Hero. As we begin the new year, we wanted to share some of the ways that you can get involved beyond joining the registry.  

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How Umbilical Cords Save Lives

Giving birth is giving new life to your child, but it does not have to stop there. Giving birth can also mean giving life back to someone diagnosed with blood cancer. If you decide to donate your child’s umbilical cord blood when you give birth, you could potentially save the life of someone who is…

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The Big Three: Leukemia Vs. Lymphoma Vs. Myeloma

Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma: these are the three most common forms of blood cancer. But what are they, and how do they differ? It can be easy to confuse them, given some of their similarities. All three are cancers that start in the blood forming organs and affect the body’s immune system. This blog post…

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Why African Americans Are Affected More By Sickle Cell Anemia & Multiple Myeloma

Join the Registry for those impacted by sickle cell anemia and 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 in the Western Hemisphere, Saudi Arabia, and other Mediterranean countries while Multiple Myeloma is most common in Australia, North America, and Western Europe.  Sickle Cell…

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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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(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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