Throughout recent tours in the United States and United Kingdom, fans of Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters got ON THE LIST to be marrow donors as they entered his shows. Love Hope Strength was on hand looking for life-saving matches for patients in need of transplants to cure such diseases as Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers.
Musicians like Robert Plant are literally saving lives at their concerts by allowing Love Hope Strength register their fans, free of charge, to the national marrow registry. Registration takes a simple cheek swab and the completion of a consent form.
“Knowing that each one of our gigs has the potential to save lives is very humbling,” Plant says. “LHS is doing a great job out there in educating and raising awareness for this type of cancer. More people need to realize how simple and painless it is to get on the register and help save a life.“
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Jennifer Lopez & Enrique Iglesias
Posted by Enrique Iglesias before his tour with J-Lo.
Hey guys, Just wanted to let everyone know that Love Hope Strength foundation has been kind enough to set up booths at all of our Enrique and J-Lo shows this summer. Please be sure to at least come by to check out! You could help save the lives of these children! So if you are attending the shows, please stop by the Love Hope Strength table and GET ON THE LIST to become a marrow donor. All it takes is a cheek swab!!! You can also GET ON THE LIST online at www.lovehopestrength.org.
A few more interesting facts you should know:
- Each year over 18,000 people in the United States alone will need a lifesaving marrow transplant and only 30% will have a match in their family. The remaining 70% of patients rely upon international marrow registries to locate their matches.
- Another interesting fact is that Hispanics make up only 10% of the national registry thus making it significantly harder to locate a potential match.
- Love Hope Strength has registered over 20,000 marrow donors with our partners at DKMS resulting in nearly 300 potentially lifesaving matches.
- Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on marrow donors to find a match to save their life.
- Donation is no longer the painful process it once was, 85% of the time it is similar to giving blood plasma.
Thanks guys, and can’t wait to see you on the road!
Love Hope Strength founder Mike Peters has had the pleasure of performing with Neil Young, and now life saving matches have been found at shows by Neil Young.
From the magnificence of the Red Rocks, more individuals are given the a chance of life.
Rock and Roll really does save lives!
Mumford and Sons
We have been pleased to have the Love Hope Strength booth at a number of Mumford and Sons shows, including a number of shows at the iconic Red Rocks amphitheatre.
To date we have found 7 potential life saving matches at Mumford and Sons shows.
Isle of Wight Festival
The Love Hope Strength Booth is now a regular feature at one the the premier music festivals in the UK, the Isle of Wight Festival. The roots of the festival date back to 1968, and it has a global reputation for attracting the worlds best acts. Each year around 60,000 people cross over the the island, and this year our team of volunteers signed almost 500 people to the bone marrow registry over the three days.
Love Hope Strength has been honored to work with Frank Turner at recent shows in the Colorado area resulting in 2 potentially life-saving matches already. That partnership is now expanding nationwide as the Love Hope Strength Foundation hits the road throughout the 2013 US Tour in an effort to find more matches for patients in need of marrow donors.
Love Hope Strength and Frank Turner will be encouraging fans to GET ON THE LIST during his U.S. concerts. Registration is as easy as the completion of a consent form and a simple cheek swab. That is all it takes to become a potentially life-saving match for someone with a blood cancer like Leukemia.