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Recent News Articles

November 12, 2018
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GenCure, a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, will commemorate National Marrow Awareness Month as the Harbor Bridge will be illuminated in red, green and blue from Nov. 11-13 to raise awareness about the national marrow donor registry. Corpus Christi mayor Joe McComb will also present a proclamation declaring Nov. 13 as Be the Match Day.

With 13 million people on the national Be The Match registry, only 1 in 430 will go on to donate, making the wait for a match gut-wrenching for patients and families.   Holly Houser’s daughter Laynie was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia in 2015 at the age of 7. By 2016, it was clear she needed an unrelated donor to save her life. Laynie received a bone marrow transplant in 2017.

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to find matches for blood cancer patients
November 5, 2018
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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students in Laredo can save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus drive from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have information tables on campus Nov. 5 - 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Breezeway, Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center Green and Student Center rotunda.

For patients like seven-year-old Leighton De La Rosa, every person who joins the marrow donor registry is helping to find a cure for cancer. After eight months in remission, Leighton was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins anaplastic lymphoma, a rare blood cancer, for the second time. Leighton needs a bone marrow transplant but is still awaiting a match.

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to find matches for blood cancer patients
October 29, 2018

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville students can join the fight to save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus yearlong drive from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have information tables at the Main Building, Student Union and University Library on Oct. 29-30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

GenCure added 325 people to the Be The Match Registry at the Edinburg campus earlier this month. Last year, 295 UTRGV Brownsville students joined the registry, with a goal of adding 300 people to the registry for this campaign.

 

UIW’s registry drive honors deceased SAPD officer Anthony Barasa by finding matches for blood cancer patients
October 23, 2018

GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will once again partner with the University of the Incarnate Word for the fourth annual “Team Tony” marrow donor registry drive on Oct. 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of the Wellness Center. Hosted by GenCure and UIW’s Pre-Pharmacy Association (PPA), the goal of the drive is to add 300 people to the Be the Match Registry.

The first UIW Team Tony drive was held in 2013 in honor of SAPD officer Anthony “Tony” Barasa. He was unable to find a marrow match and passed away in 2014 from acute myeloid leukemia. The UIW PPA and GenCure now carry on his memory and mission of raising awareness for the need for committed marrow donors.

As the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre approaches, Smith’s deeply personal story contributes to development of unique program at GenCure
October 9, 2018
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Forty years ago this fall, Susan Smith was in her first year of college when news began to trickle out of an obscure South American country called Guyana.

A congressman on a fact-finding trip had been murdered. Other members of his group, including journalists and staff members, were killed or injured.

And then, more news. Hundreds of members of a religious/political cult led by Rev. Jim Jones had died, most by suicide, at a commune called Jonestown. They were a part of 909 deaths on Nov. 18, 1978, the single largest loss of American civilian life until Sept. 11, 2001.

Three of Susan Smith’s cousins were among cult members who died at the Jonestown Massacre that day.

“It was horrific,” she says. “People didn’t know what to say. I had no one to talk with about it, and my family was wrapped up in its own grief.”

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