September 8, 2012
The Daniel B. Allanoff Foundation will hold a "Be the Match" block party Sunday to benefit the National Marrow Donor Program. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarlet Oak and Copper Beech Drives in Lafayette Hill. People will be able to sign up for the national bone marrow registry, and donations will be accepted. Allanoff, who contracted leukemia in 2011 as a result of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 12 years earlier, found a match through the National Bone Marrow Registry and underwent a marrow transplant in January, he said in a release.
August 26, 2010
Gov. Christie has signed legislation that seeks to increase bone marrow donations in New Jersey, particularly among minority residents. It honors a 3-year-old Atco boy who died of leukemia after a marrow match could not be found. The measure signed Wednesday directs the Health and Senior Services Department to prepare an online brochure with data from the National Marrow Donor Program to be posted on the department's website. Physicians will be encouraged to use it to inform patients about how they can become donors.
February 22, 1996 |
Anaheim Mighty Ducks defenseman Milos Holan was doing well after undergoing a bone-marrow transplant yesterday morning. "Things are going well so far," said Dr. Stephen Forman, Holan's doctor. Holan, 24, a former Flyer, was diagnosed with chronic granulocytic leukemia four months ago and beat the odds by finding an unidentified marrow donor through the National Marrow Donor Program in just two months. Before receiving the transplant, Holan's diseased bone marrow was destroyed by radiation and chemotherapy.
January 15, 1994 |
Martha Wooding cried as she talked yesterday about what it's like for an African American to try to find a bone-marrow donor. Wooding, a 44-year-old South Philadelphia woman with two daughters, found out she had leukemia in 1988. She is in remission now, but she may later need another person's bone marrow to replenish her own diseased blood cells. No one in her family is a close enough match. Nor could she find a donor at the National Marrow Donor Program, which has a million potential donors in its registry.
February 23, 2003 |
For George Ames, the third time was the charm. It gave him the distinction of being the first person in the American Red Cross' Penn-Jersey Marrow Donor Program to donate bone marrow three times. Ames, a former Haddonfield police officer and now a technician in the microbiology lab at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, donated in 1992, in 1994 and, most recently, in January. Jason Gangewere, coordinator of the Red Cross program, said that Ames, whose blood type is O positive, is a good candidate to donate because of his human leukocyte antigen (HLA)
October 9, 2001 |
Albert Paul Mansis, 41, a flamboyant multi-instrumentalist and singer who played in a number of local rock institutions under the name Aldo Jones, died Thursday of leukemia. As a member of the Ben Vaughn Combo from 1983 to 1988, Mr. Mansis had an energetic performance style that helped make the group a Philadelphia-area favorite. The Haddon Township resident also performed with Kenn Kweder, Go to Blazes, and the Rustics, and he is remembered for the inspired lunacy of his revue-style rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s.
September 5, 1989 |
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT How much is a good time worth to you? The average American household spends a little more than $1,200 a year on entertainment - $308 for fees and admissions to movies, concerts and parks; $373 for TVs, radios, stereos and other forms of electronic diversion; $406 for other recreational equipment, and $140 for books, magazines and other reading material, the Census Bureau reports. MARROW TRANSPLANTS Blood donors, take note - if a fraction of you agreed to donate bone marrow, lives of thousands of leukemia and other blood-disease victims could be saved.
May 5, 2010 |
Villanova's two-sport standout, Matt Szczur, underwent a procedure Tuesday to donate bone marrow to a 1-year-old girl with leukemia at Hahnemann University Hospital, according to a source close to the player. Villanova officials and Szczur could not discuss the details of the surgery because of the National Marrow Donor Program's confidentiality standards. The baseball and football standout is scheduled to address the media on Thursday. Szczur, a redshirt sophomore outfielder in baseball, did not play in last weekend's three-game series with Georgetown because he was taking medication to prepare for the procedure.
April 16, 2014 |
STATWISE, IT was the greatest day Adam DiMichele ever had. The former Temple quarterback, now the Owls' wide receivers coach, helped sign up 225 people for the "Be the Match" bone marrow registry yesterday. The program, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), helps find matches for those in need. According to the NMDP website, a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 4 minutes. And, every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. Each year, thousands with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma are cured.
September 11, 2000 |
Lynette Byarms of Yeadon needs a bone marrow transplant to stay alive, but her chances of finding a perfect match are low simply because she's black. This is because of the low number of African-Americans and other minorities on the National Marrow Donor Program Registry, the main clearinghouse for those seeking a bone marrow transplant. "It's sheer numbers," said Dr. Dennis Confer, chief medical officer of the National Marrow Donor Program in Minneapolis. "Even though we've over-recruited representative to the population, the absolute numbers compared to Caucasians remains smaller.