On Feb. 17, 2017, DKMS rang the bell to signal the closing of the day’s trading session. The NASDAQ is the second largest stock exchange in the world behind the New York Stock Exchange.
Seen above is Jordan giving the gift of life.

Check out our latest blog post!

Meet Jordan Segal
Jordan is a Donor Recruitment Coordinator for DKMS, who is also a life-saving donor.
Prepare to be inspired!

Join Us for Our Next FREE Lunch & Learn Session!
A Telephone Support Program for Patients and Their Families/Caregivers/Loved Ones
Next one is March 21, 2018, at NOON EST.

Space is limited so secure your spot soon.

Join us on Wednesday, March 21 to learn more about surviving a cancer diagnosis and the trauma associated with the journey. This session will be geared toward patients/survivors but all are welcome. Donna Posluszny, PhD, ABPP, Asst. Professor of Medicine at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and thriving survivor Tracy Jolly will share their tips on how to cope as well as manage stress, challenges and fears. The benefits of mindfulness will also be covered. This new series, facilitated by our staff licensed social worker, Jennifer Gillette, will provide much needed psychosocial and emotional support.  Each call will include time for a formal presentation followed by adequate time for callers to speak and ask questions of the presenters and hear from other participants.

To register for the March 21 Lunch and Learn, please email Peggy Burkhard, peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org. You will then receive a short registration form to complete. If you have already filled out a registration form in the past, you need only email Peggy and let her know you are interested in this month's session. All participants will be sent the call in details and a few other important forms via email. (If you do not receive the call in the day before the session, contact Peggy. Questions, please call or email Peggy Burkhard, peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org or call, (248) 358-1886

Update: Tandem BMT Conference
Salt Lake City
February 21-24, 2018
It was an incredible week of learning, sharing our books, programs and resources with countless health care professionals, Link Partners and corporate staff. We met so many wonderful new people in Salt Lake City. The ideas are flowing and it promises to be an incredible year with new new ideas and energy.

It you stopped by to see us, thank you so much. Seen here: from left to right: Cindy Burke, David McFadden and Peggy Burkhard.

We're Proud to Partner up with Triage Cancer!
We will be attending this event on Sat., May 5 in Ypsilanti, MI
Triage Cancer has developed a series of FREE conferences for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and oncology health care professionals. Learn valuable information about navigating practical cancer survivorship issues wherever you may find yourself on your cancer survivorship journey.
Triage Cancer Conferences include sessions on:
  • Being an empowered patient and advocate
  • Understanding Your Health Insurance Options
  • Navigating Your Health Insurance Coverage, Clinical Trials, & Appeals
  • Being Prepared: Estate Planning & Other Documents
  • Employment Issues: Working Through Treatment, Job Search, Taking Time Off, & Returning to Work
  • Navigating Finances After Cancer
  • Accessing Financial Assistance Options
Triage Cancer FREE Conference Dates & Locations:
How We Help Others!
We are a phone call away for patients and their loved ones. From one on one peer support to scheduled call series and webinars, we are ready to ease your burden.
Patients, caregivers and health care professionals are amongst those we aim to help through our valued resource books, programs and one on one calls.
We simply cannot do it without the support of corporations, foundations and individuals willing to make a difference in the lives of others.
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
Thank your for being a friend of the nbmtLINK. We simply could not do this without you. If you can support our efforts at this time, we thank you in advance. Every dollar helps. Wishing you good health in the new year.


Peggy Burkhard, Executive Director
(248) 358-1886
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link