By Jennifer Ahlstrom | Posted - Dec 14th, 2018





Day 5 of Myeloma Giving: Give the Gift of PROMISE Towards a Cure (Donate a Blood Sample)

Day 5 of Myeloma Giving: Give the Gift of PROMISE Towards a Cure (Donate a Blood Sample)

From December 10 – 21, the Myeloma Crowd is sharing 12 Days of Myeloma Giving. Please share this post and invite your friends and family to participate. Each day we will share something you can give to lift others. These gifts will save lives, lengthen lives and makes lives happier and more meaningful – maybe even your own.

It's a busy season full of good family, friends and food. While you're visiting with your family, invite them to take part in the largest myeloma screening study ever run, called the PROMISE study. The goal of the PROMISE study is to test 50,000 people who are more likely to develop multiple myeloma to see if they have early conditions that can potentially turn into myeloma. These include:


1). Immediate family members of myeloma patients (ages 45-75)

2). African Americans (who are 2-3 times as likely to develop myeloma)

It's easy to join! (join here online). You don't need to travel, just go to your local Quest lab and take a blood sample. The lab will mail in the sample for you.

The study is being run by Dr. Irene Ghobrial of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Dr. Ivan Borrello of Johns Hopkins Medicine. They are blood cancer experts who want to cure the disease.

Learn more and register here! 


By joining this study, you will help identify who is most likely to develop myeloma and causes of multiple myeloma. This holiday season, you will be saving lives.

Jennifer Ahlstrom
About the Author

Jennifer Ahlstrom - Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree and the HealthTree Foundation.


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