What do you know about bone marrow donation? Educate yourself, win eco-prizes, save a little girl's life!

I was sent a story about a little girl. A little 10 month old baby girl that was given a devastating blow. A devastating diagnosis that would require a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in order to survive.Kate Boggan...more

For Amaey: Will You Help Find This 8-year-old a Bone Marrow Donor This Weekend?

Purvi Shah, the incredible artist and friend who envisioned BlogHer's logo as everywoman, needs our help. Her amazing eight-year-old son, Amaey, needs to find a bone marrow donor this weekend. Here's the story ... ...more


I humbly offer my support to Purvi. Please feel free to share my information. While our ...more

A Family's Suffering

WhereParentsTalk.com   Family's Suffering by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com ...more

Mother Who Withheld Medical Treatment for Young Son Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Single mother Kristen LaBrie was found guilty of attempted murder recently, following the death of her 9-year-old son, Jeremy Fraser.  Jeremy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma--a disease with a recovery rate of about 85-90 percent--when he was 7 years old.  Alongside this, he was also a non-verbal autistic child and LaBrie suffered from depression. For Jeremy’s treatments, doctors prescribed chemotherapy--a decision that LaBrie agreed with until she saw what the side effects did to her son....more

This is a tough situation to judge. However, I do believe that the mom should have continued to ...more

Color me dangerous

I hate being the bearer of bad news. Really, I do....more

Decoding Stem Cell Treatments

31 for 21: Leukemia and Reece's Rainbow

This is Lois....more

I May Be the Match

I got a call yesterday from a representative at the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).  I never answer my cell phone at work.  I still don’t know why I picked up the phone.  When she identified herself and told me why she was calling, tears welled up in my eyes.  I am a potential match for a 16-year-old boy with leukemia....more

I got on the list at an event, but I believe they will mail you a swab and a registration form ...more

Scare Tactics: IVF and the Cancer Connection

The first time I wondered if the fertility drugs I took had any chance of causing cancer or other health concerns down the road was when I was reading Peggy Orenstein's book, Waiting for Daisy. I knew that there was a relationship between breast cancer and estrogen, and the high levels of estrogen produced by multiple follicles during hyperstimulation surely put you at risk. Right? ...more

Give & Get - Pre-Black Friday Deals That Save Lives

For the third time this year, Gap, Inc. is teaming up charities to help give a little back.  Starting tomorrow, Novemeber 12th through the 15th, customers can get 30% at their stores (including Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, and their outlets), and 5% of the total sales using this coupon go back to help fund cancer research at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  It's a win-win!PRINTABLE COUPON:  http://www.gapinc.com/giveandget/lls/...more