Latest Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation Stories

2008-10-08 15:00:38

Jon Simon, 67, hopes to receive life-saving help. He has been fighting non-Hodgkin Lymphoma for more than a year and needs a bone marrow transplant. In response, neighbors, friends and family will hold a marrow donor drive on Sunday, October 12th at Whole Foods Market in Deerfield, to recruit marrow donors who can potentially help save his life or the lives of other people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers. The test is a simple cheek swab. The swab will determine if...

2008-09-17 21:00:25

WHITTIER - Rio Hondo College will hold a bone marrow donor drive from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Classroom A of the college's police academy, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Officials are hoping to find a donor match for local resident Steve Measer, a leukemia patient at the City of Hope. Measer is in urgent need of a donor match. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) sponsors bone marrow registration drives to make sure patients with leukemia or other life-threatening blood disorders...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'