Giving HOPE to patients and families in need!
Our Inspiration: Evan Cousineau
Nine-year-old Evan Cousineau was a vibrant three-sport athlete when he was diagnosed with a genetic metabolic disease.  Our lives were turned upside down on May 1, 2007 when we were told that Evan had NO HOPE. Because of our "Fight for Evan", we now fight for every patient and family in need by raising awareness and helping educate the nation about donation in all capacities, so we all have HOPE!!

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Now on the Registry...
The total number of donors registered
through Be A Hero, Become A Donor
Drives from June 7, 2007 -
 until March 31, 2014 ~ 21,837!
April 6 DKMS Marrow Registry, Cerritos, CA
Donate Life Bowling Tournament
AMF Cerritos Lanes
18811 Carmenita Rd
Cerritos, CA 90703
12 - 5pm
Lead: Catherine
Drive code: BAH256
April 10 Blood drive & Marrow Registry, Murrieta, CA
Calvary Chapel Bible College
39405 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd,
Murrieta, CA 92673
Lead: Remy/Sue
Drive code: BAH25----
April 11, San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive & DKMS Marrow Registry,Murrieta, CA
Calvary Murrieta High School
24225 Monroe Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562
Lead: Remy
Drive code: BAH246 
April 15 Blood drive & Marrow Registry, Lake Elsinore, CA
Ortega High School
520 Chaney Street
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Multipurpose room
from 8am to 1pm
Drive code: BAH25__
April 22 DKMS Marrow Registry, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
http://www.usc.edu/  dirve will be at the Tommy Trojan statue
Trojan Knights Annual
Bone Marrow Drive
 at the Tommy Trojan statue
9 AM -5 PM
Drive code: BAH247
April 23 Blood drive & Marrow Registry, Murrieta, CA
Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Ave,
Murrieta, CA 92562
Gym from 8am to 1pm
Lead:  Remy (maybe)
Drive code: BAH 248
April 25 Blood drive & Marrow Registry, Murrieta, CA
Lakeside High School
32593 Riverside Dr,
Lake Elsinore, CA 92624
Gym from 8am to 1pm
Lead: students
Drive code: BAH 249
April 26 DKMS Marrow Registry, Fullerton, CA
Donate Life Run/Walk
Cal State University Fullerton
Intramural Field
800 College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA
Drive Code: BAH250
April 30 DKMS Marrow Registry, Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
at the UCR belltower
8am to 3 pm
UCR Be A Hero, Become A Donor Club
Drive Code: BAH2__
MU Student meets patient he saved....
Motivation for college students to save lives....
6th Annual Evan Cousineau Water Polo Tournament
This letter is to our water polo community who has been a huge part of the success of the Be A Hero Become A Donor Foundation's lifesaving efforts.  Please take a few minutes to read and check out informative links....
New FB "College" Be A Hero Become A Donor Page
Calling all college students to do get involved in running a bone marrow registry on your college campus.  We have all the tools, will provide all the training as well as supplies, to make your event a huge success.  If you have a group of friends, are in a club, sport team, part of Greek life, please contact us for more information on how you can add the best potential donors to the national registry....young, healthy, diverse, quality donors!!  Contact Gina for more info.  
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BAHBAD Donor writes letter to patient at 1 year anniversary
Andy Gausepohl,
medical student at USC,
shares his thoughts with
patient he gave life to.
Your baby can save a life
In a public bank, the umbilical cord blood of Leidy Sanchez and Carlos Reyes' son, Christopher, is available to help anyone.  Read the whole CNN story here...
Public cord-blood banking is best
By Sarah Bay
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript columnist
Monday, November 5, 2012
We all know the medical world is rapidly changing and that new technologies come and go like the leaves flying by our windows this fall. These medical changes are even happening in the business of pregnancy and birth, despite the fact that the basic mechanics haven’t changed since the beginning of time. For example, let’s look at the new technology, procedure and recommendations relating to umbilical cord blood storage.
Cord blood donation surges as hospitals launch public collection programs
When Amalia Kessler was pregnant with her first child, Stella, in 2008, she knew she didn’t want to waste the baby’s valuable umbilical cord blood, which can be a life-saving source of stem cells used to treat cancer and other diseases.
Aquatics center provides reminder of family's loss, hope
Entrance to San Clemente’s new swim complex is named the Evan Cousineau Reception Lobby after a 9-year-old water-sports enthusiast who died in 2007 of complications from a rare genetic disorder. His family is the driving force for Be a Hero, Become a Donor, a foundation that aims to save lives through donations of blood, marrow, cord blood, organs and tissue.
Marrow Miracle Saves Young Boy's Life
Fox 11 News video report:
Watch here...
Together We Can Make A Difference
Reflections from a 4th grader  http://gallery.me.com/kjschellin/101817 
Savannah's dream
“Her dream was to have her own organic ranch some day,” Sachen said. “She was an incredible kid. She was such a wise old soul, very intelligent.” Sachen, of Aliso Viejo, created a foundation called Savannah's Organic Ranch in his daughter's honor and has been planting organic gardens at Orange County schools in her name ever since.
Read all about it here:
Expanding Newborn Screening to Include ALD

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