Thankful and Thriving This Holiday Season- Meet Cathy!

Cathy here with her donor, her brother Rob. 
Cathy post-transplant. Love those smiles!
On June 30, 2015, I was in room 8246 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle receiving a stem cell/bone marrow transplant from my brother, Rob.
 When my husband, Glen, and I first learned of my need for a transplant, I remember finding the quote, "Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be OK." We had no idea how rough the road ahead would be - and there were some rugged moments to be sure - but we always had confidence that, in the end, everything would, indeed, be "OK." And here we are, little more than one year later and everything is all right. We are so grateful. 

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

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 This new book is $13 including shipping and handling with bulk rates available. You can also order our new books through our website,

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. 

The nbmtLINK is celebrating 25 years in 2017!
We Wish you Wonderful Holidays and Proudly Announce that We will be Celebrating 25 Years of Linking and Caring in the New Year!
 Our Silver Jubilee is Almost Here
  The nbmtLINK is proud and excited to be celebrating this wonderful milestone in 2017. As you may know, Myra Jacobs established the LINK in 1992. Our plans are in place to commemorate this momentous occasion. Stay tuned in the new year as we recognize our 25 years of helping patients, caregivers and health care professionals navigate the bone marrow transplant journey with success, compassion and hope. 

Happy Holidays! 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.
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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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
UPMC CancerCenter
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link