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.
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.
November 2, 2017 | Maxine Nunes
Helping to save lives is something Scott Zechiel is passionate about. In fact, the 54-year-old software engineer has donated platelets at City of Hope nearly 300 times.
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.
May 26, 2015 | Nicole Levine
Traditionally, blood donation comes with perks – tokens such as a gift certificate, swag emblazoned with the donor center's logo or the occasional movie ticket. Carlos Morgan, a regular blood donor at City of Hope, checks the new COH Donate app on his smartphone.
March 20, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Drives for blood donations are a common occurrence, but platelet apheresis — in which the platelets are filtered out of the bloodstream for donation — is considerably less well-known. City of Hope hopes to change that.