On Cancer: Donating Blood

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Feature

Six Myths about Donating Bone Marrow and Stem Cells

Bone marrow transplants can be a lifesaving treatment for cancer patients, many of whom rely on cells from unrelated donors.

Medical oncologist Parastoo Dahi (left) specializes in treating patients with stem cell transplants.

Giving

Directed Blood Donations: A Gift to Cancer Patients

For family and friends looking to contribute in any way they can, giving blood on behalf of a particular patient can be a great help.

Donating blood is easy and safe.

Q&A

Giving Blood This Holiday Season

Cancer patients use more blood and platelets than patients with any other illness. Memorial Sloan Kettering is always in need of blood donations – especially during the holiday season.

In the News

NorthJersey.com: Grateful Father of Memorial Sloan Kettering Pediatric Patient Pays It Forward

After signing up for the National Bone Marrow Registry “Be The Match,” a Montclair man was recently called to donate peripheral blood stem cells for a sick child. He was inspired to join the registry after an anonymous donor saved the life of his own son, who had received a bone marrow transplant.

Pictured: Blood donation