Meet Guest Blogger: Lew Christie
Recalled to Life        
I can categorize my story with an analogy to Charles Dicken's "A Tale of Two Cities." The main theme throughout his story is, " recalled to life." What Dickens meant was the characters had a new chance at life. The entire story revolves around that theme. The main character is scheduled to die and is saved by an unrelated person whom he did not really know.  Doesn't that sound familiar to anyone who has had a bone marrow transplant?  
At 71 years of age I was "recalled to life"   and a new chapter started....
For more of Lew's story, 

Peggy Burkhard, left with Lew at Northwell event in May, 2017 on  Long Island, NY.
Meet Merle too- Seen left, Lew's supportive wife. All smiles and both so inspiring.   
Photo credit: Jacqueline Husak Photography
 25 Years and Going Strong

On May 19, Paul and Jun Murphy hosted an incredible celebration in their Michigan home, commemorating 25 years of caring and linking patients with the nbmtLINK. Paul Murphy, a former Board Member and President of the Board honored his late mom, Marla Murphy. Marla received a bone marrow transplant in 1991. She went on to be in the Emmy award winning documentary produced by the LINK called The New Normal. (Visit our website for more on the New Normal.) Marla was also a board member, outstanding speaker, peer support volunteer and was always a dear friend to the LINK.  Marla passed away in Oct. 2013.  

Register here!

Triage Cancer is hosting FREE conferences for patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health care professionals. 
Get answers to questions you didn't know to ask, such as:

Health Insurance

Navigating Finances After Cancer


Estate Planning 

Returning to Work, Taking Time Off and More.


In addition to free lunch, materials and gift bags, travel assistance grants are being offered to patients and survivors who would like to attend.

June 10 - Madison, WI

September 23 - Morgantown, WV

For nurses and social workers, free continuing education units are available.   
Click above to register or visit, !

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,

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 expanding this program and 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 Jen is our staff social worker 
and would love to hear from you. 
T ogether, we can help others!
Visit us: Bone Marrow Transplant Link
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Special thanks to our sponsors: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme
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