Welcome to the August 2020 edition of our nbmtLINK

Ready to Save on Medications, Vitamins and More? 

By Guest Blogger Anna Holness
Seen here with her family: (from left to right: husband Mal, daughter Alia, Anna and her son Evan.)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to concentrate all of your energy on getting well instead of having to deal with finances and other problems when you are ill? Certainly anyone who has had a stem cell transplant has first-hand experience of being prescribed a multitude of often expensive medications throughout the transplant journey.

Lunch & Learn
August 19

(Please adjust your time zone.)

Reassurance: Tips For When A Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant or Cellular Therapy Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19. 
Dr. Susan Dewolf, a Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center saw many patients battle COVID-19 this spring, due to the pandemic. This program will cover what happens when a patient contracts COVID-19. Reassuring and practical, attendees will learn about staying smart and safe as we navigate this pandemic, which is far from over. A patient will also share his personal experience as a resilient cancer patient who survived COVID-19. 
There will also be plenty of time for questions.
To register for this Lunch & Learn, please click below on the link. If you have any technical issues related to registering, please contact peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org or call (248) 770-5172.The call in information is contained in the form you use to register. Note: YOU call in to participate.
Special FREE Webex
We are so proud to partner on this exciting upcoming September 23rd event
Save the Date
More details to follow soon.
Insurance Questions?
During this unprecedented time, a record number of Americans are filing for unemployment and losing their employer-sponsored health insurance. There are a number of options available for someone who has left their job or lost their job.

Triage Cancer Has Answers!

Do you Have an Upcoming
Birthday or
Transplant Anniversary/
Second Birthday?
(If you would like to receive a fun Second Birthday card, please email cindyburke@nbmtlink.org. We will be happy to add you to our list.)

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

Special thanks to all the birthday girls and boys who celebrated in our honor. It is greatly appreciated.

Our mission to provide you with free online resources remains strong.
As we comply and integrate social distancing, we invite you to check out the following resources.

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.
How We Help 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!

We acknowledge and thank the following Link Partners for their ongoing support

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
City of Hope
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
Henry Ford Stem Cell Transplant & 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
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