Below are some resources for families battling Osteosarcoma. If you know of any other programs not listed below, please contact me and I will make sure to add them.
MIB Agents Is A Leading Pediatric Osteosarcoma Nonprofit Dedicated To Making It Better For The Community Of Patients, Caregivers, Doctors, And Researchers Through Programs, Education, And Research.
For more information, see https://www.mibagents.org/.
American Red Cross
Donating platelets is one of the most effortless way to help someone battling cancer.
Why are platelets so important?
Cancer and cancer treatments can put patients at risk for low red blood cells and low platelet counts, known as thrombocytopenia. Blood and platelet transfusions are a critical part of cancer patients’ care.
Some types of chemotherapy can damage bone marrow, which lowers the production of platelets. Cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma attack the bone marrow as well.
A low platelet count can affect a patient’s ability to produce healthy blood cells and even stop bleeding during surgical procedures. Critical treatments can be put on hold.https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/types-of-blood-donations/platelet-donation/donate-platelets-for-cancer.html
For more information and to donate, visit redcross.org.
For children diagnosed with critical illnesses, a wish come true can be a crucial turning point in their lives. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses.
Parents or Medical Professionals can refer a child to have their wish granted. See the “refer a child” section of their website for more information.