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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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
February 22, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
January 15, 1994 | By Stacey Burling, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 23, 2003 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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)
NEWS
October 9, 2001 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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.
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | Marc Schogol and including reports from American Demographics magazine and Inquirer wire services
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.
SPORTS
May 5, 2010 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
September 11, 2000 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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NEWS
November 8, 2015 | By Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer
Quinette Keys' large family rallied behind her when she learned she had cancer, but it wasn't at all clear they'd be able to save her. Diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 2007, the Hamilton Square, N.J., woman waited anxiously as the staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital tested her relatives as possible matches for a life-saving stem cell transplant. Six brothers and even her fraternal twin sister all were ruled out. None had immune system protein markers close enough to those of the retired career Army soldier.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2011 | By Ronni Gordon, For The Inquirer
The theme from Rocky blared as I stretched with scores of others preparing for this year's Broad Street Run. It evoked thoughts of another fighter, Philly-born jazz tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, whose battle with leukemia had much to do with why I could survive the same disease and travel from western Massachusetts to join 30,000 runners this spring. Brecker - an elite jazz improviser and New York studio musician - died four years ago after he failed to find a match for a bone marrow transplant.
SPORTS
June 16, 2011 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
IT STARTED BY chance. One morning 2 decades ago, Villanova football coach Andy Talley was shaving and happened to turn on the radio. Who could have known? "I'm listening to one of those medical talk shows, and an oncologist comes on and he's talking about bone-marrow transplants," Talley remembered. "And he says, 'We have no donors. People by the thousands are dying of blood-related cancer diseases, and we just don't have any donors.' It wasn't on my radar at all. All of a sudden I had a lightbulb moment.
SPORTS
November 26, 2010
IT WOULD be a disservice to simply call Rowan defensive end Matt Hoffman a student-athlete. Student-athlete-lifegiver would be more appropriate. Hoffman recently was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference defensive player of the year, but on Wednesday he received an honor for things much more important than just football. The senior was named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, presented to a Division III player who excels in football, academics and campus/community service.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
May 7, 2010 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Matt Szczur's athletic achievements are well-documented. When Villanova needs a timely RBI or a clutch touchdown, the Wildcats' baseball and football standout usually produces. But one of Szczur's proudest moments came Tuesday. That's when he donated peripheral blood stem cells to a 1-year-old girl with leukemia at Hahnemann University Hospital. At one time, the same result could be achieved only through a bone marrow donation. "I think if anybody had the opportunity to do something like this, they would do it," Szczur said Thursday.
SPORTS
May 5, 2010 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
LIVING
July 17, 2009 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Not every garden is an island of serenity. Some are so jammed with plants and screeching color, you feel like running the other way. Sometimes, even your own handiwork inspires flight. Not so with Debra Radvany. Her Harleysville garden is comfortable and pretty and delightfully approachable, a reflection of its creator, a master gardener who doesn't sweat stuff like invasive thistle. "Every day out here is a gift," she says, although it's boiling hot, your sweat-soaked hair is sticking to your head, and it's not feeling like any "gift" you'd care to get. But Radvany's for real.
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