Everyone needs someone to lean on - Meet Jackie!

We all need someone on this cancer journey and we are not meant to go it alone.
I wanted to know someone who had been there - a person who had come out on the other side, ahead of me, to walk with me, should I ever need that guiding light. My only regret is that I never asked for this type of support. I only wanted to feel a little more at ease, if there is such a thing at times like these. 

My name is Jackie and I live in GA. I am an eight-year cancer survivor. Two summers ago, I had my second stem cell transplant, and thanks be to God, I am doing very well today. I just celebrated two years of remission this past December! My story is long and at times difficult to imagine, but just like so many others, it's a  tale of triumph over this awful disease called cancer. 

For more of Jackie's  story  and tips to  navigating  the BMT 
journey.....Click here!

Visit us at Tandem!

The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is excited to be exhibiting at Tandem. We hope you will stop by and see us at booth #422. Pick up free copies of the following:
NEW:  Guide To Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant: What to Expect and How to Move  Forward, Available in English and Spanish
Our NEW:  Resource Guide
NEW:  Shareable and Flippable Coloring Book for Adults and Children
Bring your business card to enter into a daily drawing for an Alex and Ani bracelet, a new style to be given away daily. 

Guide to Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Now Available in English and Spanish
Our new book, Guide to Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant: What to Expect and How to Move Forward is available.  This updated resource, originally our Survivors' Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: What to Expect and How to Get Through It provides much needed guidance and support through the bone marrow and stem cell transplant journey before, during and immediately after transplant. You can contact the nbmtLINK office at 800-546-5268 or email info@nbmtlink.org. This new book is $13 including shipping and handling with bulk rates available. You can also order our new books through our website, www.nbmtlink.org

Our New Flippable nbmtLINK Coloring Book is Here!
Coloring is calming and we're so excited to have a new shareable book--perfect for adults and kids--complete with one pack of colored pencils--to offer patients and loved ones. This coloring book is $7 each for one to nine booksincluding shipping and pencils; $6 each for 11-49 books, including shipping and pencils and $5 each for bulk orders of 50 or more, including shipping and pencils. Orders can be taken by calling 800-546-5268. 

We want your story! 
We'll  kindly  send you a free book as a thank you!

  The nbmtLINK is proud and excited to be celebrating this wonderful milestone in 2017. Do you have a short story about how the LINK has helped you in these past 25 years? We are all ears. Help us tell our story through your stories--how did we help you and yours? Survivors, caregivers and health care professionals are invited. Those who submit a short essay will receive a free book of their choice as a thank you. Please contact Peggy Burkhard at peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org. (50 to 100 words suggested.) Please send a photo too. We love to see and hear from you!

Your tax-deductible donations make our programs and new books possible. We thank you in advance for your generous contributions. 
How do You Celebrate Your Transplant Anniversary?
Transplant survivors celebrate two birthdays each year, the day they were born and the day of their transplant. 

We invite all survivors to celebrate by receiving a colorful card from the nbmtLINK to commemorate the day. If you would like to receive a card, please contact Cindy Burke at 800-546-5268 or email, cindyburke@nbmtlink.org.

Special thanks to the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), proud sponsors of this program.
Peer Support Volunteers Wanted and Needed! 
 Or....maybe you need a listening ear
Want to help others navigate this journey? We are looking for peer support volunteers. Or perhaps you would love to talk to a survivor or fellow caregiver. learn more about either or both. Please email Jennifer Gillette at jennifergillette@nbmtlink.org. Jen is our staff social worker and would love to hear from you. 
T ogether, we can help others 
Visit us: 
facebook.com/National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
 Visit us on our website too: www.nbmtlink.org
We Invite You to Become A Link Partner!
Link Partners include cancer centers and allied partners who annually support our mission of providing psychosocial support to patients, caregivers, their families and health care professionals dedicated to helping people navigate a bone marrow transplant. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits (books, programs, hyperlink on our website, bookmark inclusion) to being a Link Partner, please do not hesitate to contact us at (248) 358-1886. Want a free bookmark which lists our many Link Partners? Let us know and we will send you one!
American Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
Anthem, Inc.
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center
Be The Match
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, John Theurer Cancer Center at
Hackensack UMC
Blood Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
City of Hope 
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
DKMS (formerly Delete Blood Cancer)
Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Henry Ford Transplant Institute
Incyte Corporation
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Meredith A. Cowden Foundation
Nebraska Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine 
Spectrum Health Cancer Center
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
UPMC CancerCenter
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link