Be The Match Launches “My People. My Family. Mi Sangre.” Campaign to Tackle Urgently Low Hispanic Representation on Blood Stem Cell Registry

With a shortage of Hispanic blood stem cell donors, Hispanic patients in need of a transplant only have a 46 percent chance at finding a donor match – and a cure. At the onset, one-month-old Bruno Lara had a fever that was hard to control. After two months of being in the hospital, Bruno was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), an extremely rare and life-threatening immunodeficiency. His hope for a cure lies in finding a blood stem cell donor. Right now, thousands of patients with HLH, blood cancer and other…

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Johnson & Johnson, Be The Match, and DoSomething.org Team Up With Duo Ayo & Teo For Give a Spit About Cancer Campaign

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018, there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed. Of that figure, an estimated 10,590 new cancer cases will be diagnosed among children 0 to 14 years of age. 70% of patients who need a bone marrow transplant rely on a complete stranger for a lifesaving donation, but black patients only have a 23% chance of finding a donor match. That’s why DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change, and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up…

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