My Big Brother Saved My Life

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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My Big Brother Saved My Life

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Every ten minutes, another child or adult is expected to die from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

This statistic represents nearly 145 people each day, or six people every hour. As bad as that is, it’s better than it used to be.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been working for 60 years to find better treatments and cures for these diseases, and their relentless pursuit of a cure has had a profound impact.

Survival rates across all blood cancers have doubled and tripled in the last 20 years. And the survival rate for childhood leukemia has increased from just 4-percent to over 85-percent today.

The following is a follow up report about a recent high school graduate who survived leukemia as a child thanks to a life saving donation from his big brother.

 

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There is lots more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society available. You can visit their website.

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