These courageous focus patients are blood cancer and blood disease patients of mixed heritage who are willing to share their story to help raise awareness for the need to find more bone marrow donors to join the registry and encourage parents to consider donating their baby’s cord blood if the option is available.  As well, they help raise awareness to fund more research for blood cancer and blood disease treatments.  It takes a lot of courage and energy to be a focus patient but by sharing their stories with the world, people are taking up the call to action!