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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Eleven months ago, I happily accepted a position at There Goes My Hero. I didn’t know what to expect, but I hoped that this would be an exciting and fulfilling year. Now that my service year is almost done (it ends July 21st), I can definitively say that this year has far exceeded my expectations…

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In order to expand our public outreach, There Goes My Hero needs to be able to host drives more frequently, and in more locations. Doing so increases the number of potential donors, matches, and life-saving transplants that we are able to provide. Despite our significant impact, TGMH is not a large-scale organization. Sometimes, especially when…

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When a child is diagnosed with blood cancer, it can affect every member of the family. This is true for the child’s siblings, 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 difficult time by helping them…

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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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These past months 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 our mission.   We…

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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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Most people’s first consideration when they volunteer is the good of other people. However, in addition to contributing time and effort to benefit others, many recent studies suggest that volunteering is extremely good for volunteers themselves.  People who volunteer are regularly more happy, healthy, and report feeling more fulfilled. Volunteering is also an excellent way…

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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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Greetings to There Goes My Hero’s volunteers, I’m glad to be able to give you some definite updates about the volunteer program in an indefinite time. We’ve been fortunate enough to have had some successful drives to start 2020, but ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to adapt to accomplish our mission remotely.…

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