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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Restaurants & Registry With Ropewalk Tavern

There Goes My Hero and Ropewalk Tavern have teamed up to host a contact-less bone marrow registry drive. Come and join us outside if you are: -between 18 and 55 years of age -willing to donate to any blood cancer patient in need if matched -in general good health After swabbing, stay for dinner and drinks to…

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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 Swabbing Good Year

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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Hosting Bone Marrow Drives On Your Own

In order to expand our public outreach, There Goes My Hero needs to be able to host bone marrow 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,…

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Hope in the Time of Corona

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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Swabbing Surprise Featured on WBFF Fox45 News

Our board member George Hall is too familiar with blood cancer. His father passed away from leukemia before he could find a cure and his sister was recently told that she needed a bone marrow transplant to cure her blood cancer. To support George, his coworkers at LINQ Services decided to host a surprise bone…

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What does it mean to be a match?

For many patients with blood cancer, there is a cure: a bone marrow transplant from a matching donor. 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…

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