So Lucky to Serve You!

We feel so fortunate to take this journey with you. We wish you warmer days and brighter tomorrows as we welcome spring.

We would love to ask for more pearls, as we celebrate our pearl anniversary, 30 years of linking and caring. Send us your best advice (50 words or less) for new transplant and CAR T-cell therapy patients and caregivers and we will enter you for the chance to win a new Caregiver book. (We will use your first name only IF you indicate you want your advice to be credited. Otherwise, your quote will be anonymous.)

Email your entry by March 17th at 5 pm to and be sure to include your postal mailing address. Good Luck!

Lunch & Learn
with the LINK

A Telephone Support Program for Patients,
Families/Caregivers/Loved Ones

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Noon EST (one hour)

Multiple Myeloma Updates 

This month’s call in program will feature Dr. Clifton Mo, Physician and Director of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. Dr. Mo’s clinical interests include novel therapeutics, cellular therapy, innate immunity, and tumor microenvironment. Dr. Mo will share his expertise, sure to offer hope and more options to those diagnosed with MM. Sean Hays, a Multiple Myeloma patient and participant in a CAR-T cellular therapy clinical trial will share his experiences, great results and much more. Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker will host this call. There will be plenty of time for live questions. 

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors: 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Incyte Corporation, Pharmacyclics & Janssen
and Omeros Corporation 
We also thank our Esteemed Link Partners, listed at the end of this newsletter.
This FREE program is intended to provide psychosocial and emotional support along with health information from national experts regarding critical topics surrounding cancer and treatments. This program is recorded and available on our website one week after airing live. (

To register for this Lunch & Learn, please click above, to access the quick registration form.
The form contains the call in details needed.
If you have any technical issues related to registering, please contact or call (248) 770-5172. Note: YOU call in to participate.
(We do not call you.)

Coffee Klatch with
the LINK

A New Caregiver Coffee Klatch
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
from 2 PM TO 3:15 PM EST
ZOOM format

Join us for a special Coffee Klatch intended for caregivers. This Coffee Klatch will allow for sharing and helping each other navigate the bone marrow/stem cell transplant journey. Learn how others cope, share the duties and take time for some much-needed self-care. 

This popular free ZOOM program, led by Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker and guest caregiver Jim Bulger will inspire from the comfort of your home or office. We will allow for plenty of time for ALL participants to talk, ask questions, share, vent and feel uplifted. (First names ONLY will be used by our staff to protect privacy and these sessions will not be recorded. You may refer to yourself as you wish.) 

Space is limited. Please know that we will do our best to accommodate as many participants as possible. Please register above if interested and we will be in touch via email to confirm your participation, based on availability. Please do not sign up if you cannot attend. Questions regarding this program can be sent to

"It was so nice to visit with so many survivors from across the country. It helps to not feel isolated and to know others experience things that are very similar to your experiences. Thank you for this wonderful program. And thank you for the goody box. It was a most welcome surprise and made me feel very special." 
Comment above from a 2021 Coffee Klatch participant

Sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and
our Link Partners listed below.

Our new book is available now!

Caregivers’ Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant

Practical Perspectives
There are only four kinds of people in the world:
Those who have been caregivers
Those who are currently caregivers
Those who will be caregivers
Those who will need caregivers.
–Rosalynn Carter, Helping Yourself Help Others

This booklet is dedicated with admiration to BMT/SCT caregivers,
past, present and future.

This very popular updated publication, which will include all new essays recognizes the role of caregivers, promotes their involvement with the health care team, encourages others to support their work as a caregiver, empowers them to seek out educational and emotional support, recognizes the rewarding aspects of caregiving, and lessens their feelings of isolation. It offers practical advice, a resource section, word search, coloring sheet and pages of practical tips/testimonials.
$13 per book includes shipping and bulk rates also available.

Join the Celebration!

Survivors, let us help YOU celebrate your 2nd birthday—your second chance at life! The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link would love to send you a free, Celebrating 2nd Birthday Postcard annually, to be received in the month of your transplant to acknowledge your transplant anniversary! Sign up today by emailing your name and home address to Wishing you many more healthy and happy birthdays to come!
How We Help Others!
We are a phone call or email away for patients and their loved ones.
Patients, caregivers and health care professionals are amongst those we aim to help.
We cannot do it without the support of corporations, foundations and individuals like you!

Special thanks to our Esteemed Link Partners, listed below, who make everything we do possible through their support.

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.

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
City of Hope
Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program
Incyte Corporation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Meredith A. Cowden Foundation
Nebraska Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington
University School of Medicine
Spectrum Health Cancer Center
Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center