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 November 30, 2015 ~ 23,127+!
December 2- Delete Blood Cancer Marrow Registry,Laguna Hills, CA
Saddleback Hospital Employee
Bone Marrow Drive
Saddleback Memorial’s
Annual Medical Staff Meeting
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
 Laguna Hills Campus
24411 Health Center Drive,
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
 Lead:Diana Robertson
Drive Code: BAH...
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New Mission to aid newborns...
Read about our work to add ALD to newborn screening in California
Expanding Newborn Screening to Include ALD
California’s Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program
Mothers helping othersWelcome to California's Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program.
This website is designed as an informational resource for expectant parents, patients and their families, as well as health-care professionals, researchers and the general public.
Cord blood is used to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from anemia and cancers of the blood such as leukemia and lymphomas, to disorders such as sickle-cell disease and severe combined immunodeficiency or "bubble boy disease."
Through the Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program, mothers of newborns will be able to donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood and have it publicly banked so it is available to anyone for lifesaving transplantations.
Cord blood is also valuable to researchers searching for new clinical uses of stem cells.
Cord blood donations are accepted in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento areas.
To learn more, please explore our hyperlinks or contact us at 844-734-CORD (2673)
or ucbcp@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu .    Thank you!
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...
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.
Marrow Miracle Saves Young Boy's Life
Fox 11 News video report:
Watch here...
MU Student meets patient he saved....
Motivation for college students to save lives....
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.
Together We Can Make A Difference
Reflections from a 4th grader  http://gallery.me.com/kjschellin/101817 
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.
Sent to Prision ex drug dealer paints for families
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Life sometimes carries us to deep, dark, places. This is a story about climbing out. It starts with a self-absorbed drug dealer standing before a federal judge in Minneapolis. Michael Bellotti was 24 years old, a veteran of multiple arrests - and newly sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. Bellotti couldn't have slipped much lower. Turns out, that's what it took for him to begin picking himself back up. Encouraged by another inmate, Bellotti started painting.  Once he started, he couldn't stop.   
He painted Evan's portrait - you will see it in the bottom right he's wearing a suit & red tie...
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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.
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