| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:24 PM
A Maryland man who became the second person in the world to have a synthetic windpipe transplant died Monday, nearly four months after having the rare operation done in Sweden.
His mother, Dorne Lyles, said Tuesday that her son died at Franklin Square...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:19 AM
The Exhibition" is typically a big draw on Sundays. On this Sunday, even more people than usual showed up at the South Street Seaport attraction because of a little boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
The Gift of Life Foundation...
| Mar 21, 2012
In a finding that strengthens the link between environmental pollutants and rising rates of breast cancer, new research finds that women whose diets contain higher levels of cadmium are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who ingest...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 6:53 PM
When Richard Lee Norris opened his eyes after a marathon 36-hour surgery to give him a new face, he immediately wanted a mirror.
A natural reaction for a man who had been practically living as a recluse since a 1997 gun accident took off his nose, chin,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Indiana Blood Center and the Indiana Pacers are teaming up for the annual "Drive to the Hoop," a blood and bone marrow drive that will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Anyone who participates as a donor in...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Some gifts do not come in a shiny box or wrapped in a ribbon.
Local blood product and platelet suppliers are asking the public to consider giving the gift of life.
"We really need all kinds of donors," Marianne Spampinato, a Red Cross regional...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Ever since I did a story on Riley Davis’ bone marrow transplant in September 2009, I looked forward to finally meeting him in person. I wanted to be there when he went back to Jacksonville Elementary School. He was in the middle of fourth grade when...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:19 AM
An effort to register more Valley bone marrow donors will take place this week in El Centro.
The effort, which is a joint effort between El Centro Regional Medical Center and the National Marrow Donor Program, is also aimed at increasing the number of...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The El Centro Regional Medical Center is hosting a bone marrow donor drive in conjunction with the national Be The Match Registry program today starting at 4 p.m.
The donor drive is aimed at attracting more donors to the National Marrow Donor Program...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 12:43 AM
Ten years ago his father did it.
There were even complications that required an extended hospitalization because of it.
Yet none of that stopped Imperial resident Pablo Cerda from becoming a potential bone marrow donor.
“If it helps someone...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Lexy Becker woke up to an early Eastersurprise Saturday morning after going to sleep in her own bed for the first time in seven months.
Lexy, who has been in Minnesota since September for her leukemia treatments, discovered that her backyard and front...