There Goes My Herohttp://www.theregoesmyhero.org
Save lives. Provide hope. Help those affected by blood cancer. At There Goes My Hero one of our main initiatives is to run bone marrow drives in order to add potential donors to the bone marrow registry. Bone marrow transplants are one of the most effective ways to treat blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma, but frequently patients in search of a donor are unable to find one. At drives we have potential donors do simple cheek swabs which we send to our partner, DKMS, who tests and records the swabs in the registry. To date, we have recorded 21,089 swabs, found 343 matches, and helped bring about 40 life-saving transplants.