Blood Cancer Awareness Month
In the United States, approximately one person every 3 minutes is diagnosed with blood cancer. The most common types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and affect the lymphatic system such as bone marrow, blood cells and lymph nodes.
The estimated number of people living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma is over 1.3 million and roughly 58,000 deaths are expected this year.
The best thing you can do to help those affected is to give blood or donate to a foundation that focuses on research and patient programs.