Welcome to the September 2019 edition of our nbmtLINK
It's September and we're proud to recognize Blood Cancer Awareness Month as we strive to educate, inspire and offer support and hope to patients, caregivers and health care professionals navigating the bone marrow transplant journey. Visit our website often for recorded series, blogs, podcasts, and much more.

 Meet our Very Cool Guest Blogger
Nick Hudson
A dad himself now, check out Nick's journey as a blood brother to Cameron.

  Lunch & Learn with the Link

A Telephone Support Program for Patients and Their Families/Caregivers/Loved Ones 
This program is sponsored by
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
Noon EST (Please note your time zone)

Mindfulness Matters
Mindfulness-based practices are being increasingly utilized in various aspects of cancer symptom management, showing great promise as it continues to be explored. This month's Lunch & Learn with the LINK will focus on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for cancer patients. Our speaker, GeAnne Geraghty, from Ascension Providence in Michigan, is a radiation oncology physician assistant with specialized training in yoga and meditation who will educate participants and walk them through a short exercise. GeAnne will be joined by a survivor, Peter Thomason, who will share on a personal level how this practice helped him through his journey. There will also be time for questions.

Dial in information is included on the registration form, Technical questions, call Peggy Burkhard, 248-770-5172 or  peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org .
The nbmtLINK’s Jennifer Gillette, LMSW, will facilitate and lead this program. Please note: this session will not cover medical treatments or specific diseases. If you would like to talk to Jen one on one regarding other topics, email Jen at  jennifergillette@nbmtlink.org. There will be plenty of time for relevant questions related to this month's topic.The call in information is contained in the form you use to register. Note: YOU call in to participate. (We do not call you.)

Marrow Masters

This popular podcast series will educate patients, caregivers and health care professionals regarding Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (cGVHD).

Sponsored by Incyte Corporation

Join Us
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

We're proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful cGVHD Summit in Chicago.

Do you Have an Upcoming
Birthday or
Transplant Anniversary?

Want to support our efforts to help other patients and caregivers navigate this journey?

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 an nbmtLINK 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 Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Be The Match Patient Support Center
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
City of Hope 
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Duke Adult Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, Duke Cancer Institute
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network
Henry Ford Cancer Institute Stem Cell Transplant Program
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 
Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
Spectrum Health Cancer Center
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
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..

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