Our fundraising goal is to raise these funds to help with advocating, programs, events and marketing materials needed to increase the awareness about the lack of donors within ethnically diverse communities via the following programs
Jaden’s Law was created by Co-Founder's, Robert and Shana Melius. This bill would encourage doctors to promote awareness among patients of their option to become bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donors. On August 25, 2010, Governor Christie historical established A2168/S2038 Jaden’s Law into New Jersey Law with his signature. This will significantly increase percentages for minorities whom will have access for a lifesaving transplant, while decreasing health disparities among minorities.
A program that explains Jaden’s story and the importance of donating the umbilical cord blood (when stored publically, there is no cost to the mother to donate) for treatment options that adult stem cells provide for various health disparities. Therefore, increasing the available cord blood for public banks, especially, for minority and ethnic children or individuals in need for treatment with diseases such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia. The P.O.L Umbilical Cord Blood Program historically launched at Harlem Hospital on December 21, 2010. This program is the first in the country.