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Bone Marrow Donation

Little Girl Meets The Only Person Who Could Save Her Life

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Three years ago, a little girl named Mira Erdmann was fighting for her life after developing an extremely rare and often fatal auto-immune disease. Sh...

Woman With Leukemia Finds Dad Through Facebook, But She May Get More Than Just A Reunion

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.30.2014 | Latino Voices

An Argentine woman with leukemia has been reunited with her father after 18 years, and he may be able to help her out. Malen Gaynor, 39, turned to...

I Believe in the Power of People to Save Lives

Katharina Harf | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Katharina Harf

The fact is, most people know very little about the bone marrow donation process, and quite often, have outdated or inaccurate ideas about how it works.

WOW: 13-Year-Old Donates Bone Marrow Twice To Save Little Brothers With Rare Genetic Disorder

Posted 12.30.2013 | Good News

Julia Jenkins' gift to her three little brothers didn't come in a box. It involved no wrapping paper, bows, or trips to the mall. But it's a present h...

Government To Keep Ban On Paying Bone Marrow Donors

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Could paying for bone marrow cells really boost the number of donors? The Obama administration is taking steps to block a federal ...

Bone Marrow Recipient Pens Beautiful Thank You Letter To Donor

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Good News

Gratitude is a wonderful thing. A woman named Jillian (last name withheld on request), from Milwaukee, Wis., learned just that after she donated bo...

Lessons From Donating Bone Marrow

David Park | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Park

In the process of giving bone marrow to my dad, I have discovered that we all have the power to change and possibly save a human life. Perhaps our hearts and minds, like fresh new cells, can open up a new world of possibility -- both for the one who receives the gift, and for the one who gives.

Donating My Bone Marrow to Dad

David Park | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Park

When I learned that I was a suitable donor, I realized our lives had come full circle. This is my chance to give something back to someone who has unconditionally given so much to me.

Point, Click, Save This Woman's Life

Sam Sommers | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Sam Sommers

This is a present-tense story about a person in need of your and my help. There's a match out there for Nalini. Maybe it's you; maybe it's someone you know. It only requires a few moments of your time to find out.

LISTEN: Bone Marrow Donation Study Examines Why Minorities Opt Out

Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

While "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts has boosted the visibility of bone marrow transplants in the the U.S., those affiliated with the blood...

Firefighter Meets Bone Marrow Recipient He Saved Twice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

New York firefighter Doug Chiz might have made his greatest rescue without extinguishing a blaze. On Wednesday, he met the woman he saved -- twice -- ...

The Power of Caring

Bernd Beetz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Bernd Beetz

Giving back gives us a guiding shared purpose that is greater than any self-interest, which makes us stronger as an organization. The power of caring cannot be measured in dollars, but is immeasurably valuable to all companies.

A Perfect Match: A Social Media Love Story

Vineet Singal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Vineet Singal

Cancer can affect any of us. Perhaps our child. Our brother or sister. Our parent. Our friend. We must increase the number of bone marrow donors registered, not just to save my friend Amit, but to protect our community. Join us.

Help Amit Gupta: $30,000 Reward Offered For Bone Marrow Match

Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

When Amit Gupta learned of his acute leukemia diagnosis last month, he wasn't shy about asking for help -- and neither were his tech-savvy friends. ...

WATCH: Girl, 10, Brings Whole Community Out To Donate Bone Marrow

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

It's been two years of chemotherapy and radiation since 10-year-old Chenee Cayco was diagnosed with an agressive form of leukemia. Her doctors now...

Brazil: A World Leader In Bone Marrow Donors

Chris McGowan | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris McGowan

In 2010, the well-known Brazilian television actress Drica Moraes was diagnosed with acute leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant in São Paul...

3-Year-Old Boy Needs Bone Marrow Donor to Save His Life

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BATTERY PARK CITY -- Three-year-old Rayan Sher isn't just battling leukemia. The young Battery Park City resident is also fighting the odds, as his p...

Cancer Patients vs. the Attorney General

Bob McNamara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob McNamara

Congress can't criminalize things arbitrarily, and it certainly can't turn people into felons on the basis of a simple factual mistake, like treating bone marrow as if it were a solid organ.

Models In Colorful Wigs And White Coats Used To Recruit Bone Marrow Donors

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Justin Judkins was approached at a shopping mall by a pretty young model, "all dolled up," wearing high heels, a white lab coat and ele...

Umbilical Cord Blood: Save It and Save Lives

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Thousands of Americans -- many of them children -- needlessly die annually because they cannot find either a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood match to help treat conditions like lymphoma and leukemia.

Mandi Schwartz, Yale Hockey Player, Needs Bone Marrow Donor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Doctors say a Yale women's hockey player has about a month to find a matching bone marrow or cord blood donor to save her lif...

Sophia Lopez: One More Reason To Join The Bone Marrow Registry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sophia, a 6-month-old from Bronx, N.Y. has hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a life-threatening and rare blood disease. Since no one in her fa...

Four-Year-Old Devan Has A One In 200,000 Chance Of Finding A Bone Marrow Donor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Four-Year-Old Devan doesn't just need a bone marrow transplant -- he needs a donor that has the same Human Leukocyte Antigens he has. Because Devan is...

Matt Szczur, Villanova Football Star, Donates Bone Marrow To 19-Month-Old Leukemia Patient

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

The baseball and football star for the Villanova Wildcats recently took time off to help a little girl. A football standout ... Matt Szczur (pronounc...

Organ And Bone Marrow Donation: Troubling Statistics Prove Difficulty Of Saving Lives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A recent surge in online campaigns for organ and bone marrow donors highlights the need for increased registry in the U.S. and abroad. According the U...