Welcome to the October 2018 edition of our
LINK E-nnouncement!
We strive to educate, inspire and offer support and hope to patients, caregivers and health care professionals navigating the bone marrow transplant journey.
It is truly our honor.
Meet Guest Blogger Stacey Town

"Cancer sucks, death sucks; but if we believe in ourselves, let our family and friends help us and realize life is what you make it; things might not be the same, but they still
can be wonderful!"

Stacey and her family today--thriving and smiling!
From left to right:
Daughter Natalie, hubby Terry, Stacey and son Benjamin
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* Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant


* All Things Finance

Our recent webinars are now available on our website to view and share!

If you would like the slides to any of our webinars, send your request to [email protected]


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Commerce, MI 48382


Link Partner Spotlight

Check it out! Each month, we will be spotlighting a Link Partner. Link Partners are centers and allied organizations who support our mission in so many ways. See the bottom of this newsletter for a complete list. This month we thank and showcase the Siteman Cancer Canter. This new monthly feature will provide best practices, tips, special events and much more.

If you are a Link Partner, be sure to email [email protected]
to reserve your spot!
Blood and marrow transplant can be emotionally challenging for not only patients, family members and caregivers but for health care providers as well. The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, has honored their survivors at a formal event for the past 25 years. This annual event celebrates the survival of bone marrow transplant patients and their family and friends who have supported them on their cancer journey.  

This past September 22nd, the BMT Program hosted over 850 attendees at their 25 th Annual BMT Patient Celebration event. This annual occasion started as a potluck gathering on the unit when Dr. John DiPersio joined the organization.  It has grown into one which now fills a very large ballroom, accommodating all who attend. Each year the event has grown significantly to become an amazing and inspirational evening. 

As part of the evening’s program, patients are asked to speak about their experiences, two nursing scholarships are awarded, and an unrelated bone marrow donor is united with his or her recipient. This year, the donor was flown in from Germany, which created quite a remarkable and emotional first-time meeting. This Siteman Cancer Center event not only inspires many patients, it also is a reminder to the Center’s staff of why we do what we do. Thank you to our patients and their families for allowing us to be a part of their journey! 

To learn more about the Siteman Cancer Center, please visit  www.siteman.wustl.edu
Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Oncology
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)
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.

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