Navigation Links
Blood camp held in Alaska to save leukemic patients

Susan Butcher the famous iditarod champion was detected with leukemia. She was looking forward to participate in the 300-mile sled dog race conducted in this winter // .

She is the four times winner of the 1100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She said that she will win this race of survival with the same grit and confidence.

She is fighting leukemia by staying alive and to do so she needs a bone marrow donor. She is in the Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Leukemia is not a disease that can be fought alone so she appeals to the fellow Alaskans to come forward for the blood drive. Thereby these people have the potential chance of survival.

Every year about 50 cases of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) are being detected in Alaska. The main idea behind this drive is to ask for help to the native Alaskans to register in this blood drive. The reason is that they are a very small group and the donors make up about less than1% among the 5.5 million donors.

The match that is done before bone marrow transplant will be fully matched only if the bone marrow of the donor is of the similar genetic origin of the recipient. Statistics show that 12,000 people are diagnosed with AML each year.

But the hospital is of great help they provide her with lot of hope and love which is what is very important for a leukemic patient to keep going. She says that one should not lose hope.

The sponsors for this Iditarod are the Blood Bank of Alaska and General Communication Inc. which is an Anchorage-based company. They are helping both Butcher (51 years old white) and Michael Donaldson (30 years old Alaskan) in finding donors for the bone marrow transplant.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Blood clots likely in long travel
4. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
5. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
6. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
7. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
8. Blood test may identify ovarian cancer
9. A Blood test for suicide risk?
10. Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength
11. Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes ... a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October ... Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed ... geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. ... big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to ... TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, ... ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its ... helping those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia ... in Essex, England commented, "I ... experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every ... recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... , Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been ... Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football ... 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia ... the AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: