March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
7 Tips on Becoming a Bone Marrow Donor
April 20, 2017 | City of Hope
They say the best gifts come from the heart, but the most impactful one you can give may just be in your cells. More than 7,500 patients worldwide are in need of a stem cell or bone marrow donor, and you may be that special someone who gives a desperate patient a miraculous second chance at life. Here are 7 tips on how to become a donor.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sergeant, father of four, seeks bone marrow donor
February 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jorge Chavez is in search of a bone marrow donor for a transplant. He is battling acute myeloid leukemia.
Easier than you think: 9 facts about making a stem cell or bone marrow donation
May 6, 2016 | City of Hope
This year, 70 percent of the estimated 20,000 patients fighting blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant will not find a match within their family. This means that their best chance of survival will depend on finding a match with an unrelated donor. Learn more about how you can donate stem cell and bone marrow.
What I Learned: 4 lessons from leukemia survivor Alex Tung
March 14, 2016 | City of Hope
When Alex Tung, the only child of a Chinese immigrant single parent, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at age 37, the hardest thing for him to do was tell his mom. A healthy, happy and active native of Southern California, Alex was determined to beat cancer, not just for himself but also for her.
Mother gets stem cells from brother; her son donates to stranger. Karma?
December 11, 2014 | Nicole White
Two years ago, Joselyn Miller and her family sat together as stem cells from her brother’s bone marrow were infused into her – a precious gift of life that the family is excited to have the chance to pass to another patient in need.
A decision to help a boy in 1970s saves the life of another, decades later
June 5, 2012 | City of Hope Staff
Sometimes it takes one person’s tragedy to save the life of another. That’s what happened with the 1979 death of Anthony Nolan in England of a rare blood disease. Only 7 years old, he died before a matching bone marrow donor could be found for a transplant .