Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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‘If I Don’t Do It, Who Else Will?’: Meet Platelet Donor Wing Kau Fung

November 7, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

In 1995, Wing Kau Fung learned that the 9-year-old daughter of his colleague had been diagnosed with leukemia. He wanted to help.

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Donate blood in the summer too

July 13, 2016 | Denise Heady

Summer is a notoriously difficult time for blood and platelet collections, but the need for blood and platelets never takes a holiday. Don't forget to donate today.

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Now is a good time to donate blood -- and help save a life

January 26, 2016 | Valerie Howard

Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their survival. And every one of those units comes from people like you – family, friends and other caring individuals who want to make a difference.

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A bone marrow transplant on an outpatient basis? For some patients, yes

July 17, 2014 | Darrin Joy

Six, to date; more soon. Outpatient bone marrow transplants, that is. City of Hope is now providing bone marrow transplant services to some patients on an outpatient basis. Finding new ways to deliver quality care with the greatest benefit is a priority for a patient-centered institution like City of Hope.

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