| Nov 7, 2009
| 6:29 PM
A local midget football player is battling cancer off the field with his team standing strong behind him.
Three weeks ago, 9-year-old Aaron Thomas, was playing football with his Tri-Town Tornado teammates.
"I got a phone call from his doctor and from...
| Nov 11, 2009
NBA's all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is being treated for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a rare form of the disease.
While admitting he was fearful when he received the diagnosis last December, the basketball great said his prognosis is...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 7:28 PM
95 people in York County open up their mouths to help save a little boy's life. It sounds strange, but they're giving samples of cells from inside their mouths, to see if they could be a bone marrow donor.
9 year old Aaron Thomas needs the bone marrow...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 9:24 AM
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Maya Chamberlin is a beautiful, smart and loving 4-year-old girl who has become gravely ill with a disease called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH.
She needs donated bone marrow that very closely matches her own for a...
| Dec 5, 2009
| 10:12 PM
LOS ANGELES-- The parents of a 4 year old diagnosed with a rare and deadly blood disorder are desperately searching for bone marrow donor to save their little girl's life.
Last September 4 year old Maya Chamberlin's parents believed she had come down...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:05 AM
Leading a college football program for the first time isn't that daunting. Not when you've stared down the business end of a bad guy's revolver. Not when you've donated bone marrow to your sick little girl.
And certainly not when that initial head-...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:12 AM
There are no visible scars. A nearly hairless head that's usually covered by a floppy denim hat and the surgical mask she wears in crowds are the only signs that something may be different.
Nothing in Ticynn London's behavior indicates she is anything...
| Dec 10, 2009
Researchers have for the first time performed a successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in adults, a feat that could expand the procedure to more of the 70,000 Americans with the disease -- and possibly some other diseases as well....
| Jun 7, 2009
First came the stomachaches and low fevers. Then Lance Cpl. Cory Belken broke out in a rash. His temperature shot up to 104.6 degrees.
The young man became delirious, telling his mother, Barbara Skaggs, that he wanted to go to the smoking section even...
| Jun 26, 2009
Dear Mayo Clinic: What's involved in becoming a bone marrow donor?
Answer: A person can become a bone marrow donor in two ways. One is to donate to someone you know, usually a family member, who needs a bone marrow transplant. The second is to have...
| Jun 27, 2009
Dr. Jean Dausset, the French Nobel laureate who discovered the human leukocyte antigen, or HLA, system on human tissue that made tissue typing for transplants possible, died June 6 in Mallorca, Spain. He was 92.
The HLA antigens are molecules on the...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 11:36 AM
WOODLAND HILLS -- A blood drive and bone marrow registration are being held over the next 3 days in an effort to save the life of a 14-month-old Reseda girl battling a rare form of cancer.
Allison Zicree was diagnosed last month with acute megakaryocytic...