Learn a Little – How to Find a Perfect Match

We talk about getting “matches” for leukemia patients, but what exactly is a match? Every person has a blood type (think A+, O-, etc.), and when we get a blood transfusion, we have to get a type of blood that agrees with our bodies.  Finding a match for a bone marrow transplant or blood stem…

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Champions of the Transplant – E. Don Thomas

  “Don was a hero.” – Fred Appelbaum, Deputy Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  At 3:40 a.m. on an October morning in 1990, Don Thomas woke to the sound of his phone ringing. It was the Novel Prize committee calling to congratulate him – Thomas had won the highest honor in medicine for his…

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Partnering with #JennStrong and the Ravens

In March of 2014, sports reporter Nestor “Nasty” Aparicio’s wife Jenn was diagnosed out of the blue with leukemia, just like some 50,000 people each year in the United States. Jenn has an extremely rare form of leukemia that has characteristics of both lymphoblastic and myelogenous leukemia, and the hope is that a bone marrow…

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How To Save A Life

None of us really knew what we were getting into. We really didn’t even know what a bone marrow drive was; we just knew that it might be able to save our friend’s life.

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There Goes My Hero Facilitates Bone Marrow Registration for Ravens Fans

Ravens Fans Tailgate, Celebrate, Donate There Goes My Hero Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit whose mission is to register bone marrow donors, provide nutritious meals for leukemia patients and their families and to raise money for blood cancer research, registered bone marrow donors at the Gameday Warehouse this Sunday, November 20, 2011, just before the Raven’s…

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