Welcome to the November 2018 edition of our nbmtLINK E-nnouncement
We are ever so thankful to serve you.
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. Visit our website often for recorded series, blogs sure to inspire and much more. We also have new blank notecards and our tribute cards available in time for gift giving.
Email peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org for an order form-- on our website soon.
Meet Guest Blogger Roy Proctor-
Thankful For His Transplant Experiences. What? Yes He Is.

"Considering that most people are not afforded such clearly defined rites of passage in our modern culture, I feel incredibly fortunate to have had two (BMT) such experiences. They have informed me about my sense of self, life, and death. BMT offered me the gift of opportunity to mature emotionally; for that, I will always be thankful. " - Roy

Roy's zest for life shines through in all he does today.
"One could even reasonably argue that developing an optimistic attitude toward an illness may not be that difficult. Consider the alternative to deliberately developing a positive attitude: all you have left is misery, pain, and self-pity. I never want any of those very seductive attitudes to ever infiltrate my sense of self – they do not represent the person whom I choose to be." - Roy

Announcing our FREE January 2019
cGVHD 4 Week Tele Series!
7 pm weekly.
(January dates below.)

Is cGVHD overwhelming you?
Is cGVHD affecting your quality of life?
You'll experience four weeks of expert presentations and meet new friends who can relate to all you are experiencing. New registrants only please.

Space is limited so please respond soon. Email Peggy, peggyburkhard@nbmtlink.org to obtain a registration form. Your space is not confirmed until you are registered.

We thank our many sponsors for their support including LLS, Pharmacyclics, Janssen, Incyte and The Meredith Cowden Foundation.

Join Us for Our Next FREE
Lunch & Learn! 
A Telephone Support Program for Patients and Their Families/Caregivers/Loved Ones 

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, Noon EST.

Surviving the Holidays!

This program will help patients and caregivers manage the stress the holidays bring. Isolation, fatigue, loss of appetite and much more will be covered. This month’s speaker, Dawn Speckhart, PhD, Clinical Health Psychologist at the Bone Marrow Transplant/Leukemia Program at Northside Hospital will share coping strategies sure to help our participants navigate the holiday season. Additionally Laura Housley, a seasoned survivor, will share her optimism and vivacious spirit. 

Join us at lunchtime (Noon EST) from the comfort of your home or desk to learn more about this important topic. The nbmtLINK’s licensed social worker, Jennifer Gillette, 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, please email Jen at  jennifergillette@nbmtlink.org . There will be plenty of time for relevant questions related to this month's topic.

To register for this Lunch & Learn, please click above on the flier. 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. (We do not call you.)
2900 Union Lake Rd. Suite 213
Commerce, MI 48382


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 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, especially year end.

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