We sure hope everyone had a wonderful summer. We have a busy fall planned with lots of new programs to tell you about.

Be sure to register for our first FREE webinar regarding Survivorship, (see below) set for Wed., Oct. 12 at NOON EST.

Save the Date: We will have another free webinar on Nov. 9th at NOON EST re: chronic Graft Versus Host Disease, which we will share more about soon.

As well, we are getting ready to roll out our next season of Marrow Masters, Season 8, which will go live in a few weeks regarding All Things Clinical Trials. You'll meet several awe-inspiring survivors and health care professionals who share the many reasons to consider a clinical trial.

In the meantime, we have seven other seasons to share.

Lunch & Learn
with the LINK

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

Pediatric Blood Cancers Treatment Updates

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Noon EST (one hour)

This month, as we recognize Pediatric Cancer and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, this call-in educational support program will focus on updates and innovative treatments as they relate to blood cancer diagnoses in children. Dr. Rayne Rouce is physician at Texas Children’s Cancer Center where she is a member of the Bone Marrow Transplant/ Stem Cell Transplant Program. Her clinical time is spent seeing leukemia and lymphoma patients. As well, the nbmtLINK’s licensed staff social worker and program facilitator, Jennifer Gillette will share coping skills and best tips from parents. There will also be plenty of time for live questions.

If you have any technical issues related to registering, please email, or call (248) 770-5172. The call-in information is contained in the form you use to register. Note: YOU call in participate. (We do not call you.) This program is recorded and available on our website
one week after airing live,

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.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors: 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Incyte, Pharmacyclics & Janssen
and Omeros Corporation 
We also thank our Esteemed Link Partners, listed at the end of this newsletter.

To register for this Lunch & Learn, please click above, to access the quick registration form.


Wed. Oct. 12th
Noon EST to 1:30 pm
Please note your time zone.

Survivorship: Tried and True Tips and Guidance for the Long-Haul Post Transplant
We invite you to participate in a FREE webinar that will help you and your loved ones better navigate survivorship. We will cover it all—physical and medical needs, psychosocial concerns such as anxiety and much more.
(Caregivers and the medical community are invited to join this webinar.)
Abby Ciampa, NP, of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute will share her medical expertise regarding staying healthy in survivorship post-transplant, focusing on side effects such as chronic Graft Versus Host Disease, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, health maintenance and disease surveillance. Regineak Ruffin, LMSW and Info Specialist of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will focus on depression, anxiety, thriving as you accept your new normal and advocating for yourself. Additionally, Todd Brown, a
ten-year multiple myeloma survivor has had two autologous transplants and will share his incredible personal perspective.
This webinar will be facilitated by Jennifer Gillette, our licensed staff social worker. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.

This program was made possible by the generous support of:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Sanofi.
We also acknowledge and thank our esteemed Link Partners for their ongoing and important support.
Questions? Contact Peggy Burkhard at 248-770-5172 or
Happy 30th Anniversary to the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link!

We are thrilled to offer our new anniversary commemorative mug, available for only $21, which includes shipping in the US.
(Dishwasher and microwave safe)

Or visit our Shop, on our website,
Your purchase helps us help others!

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