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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3 Places to Find Blood Cancer Support Groups in Baltimore

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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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Cancer Therapy

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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