Welcome to the February 2020 edition of our nbmtLINK
We hope this issue will grab your heart.
For anyone going to the Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR February 19-22, 2020, in Orlando, FL, we will be located at booth 537. We'll be sharing our books, programs and ideas with thousands dedicated to learning more about transplantation, CAR T- cell Therapy, survivorship and much more.

Our Licensed Staff Social Worker
Jennifer Gillette gets Personal

"Our sexuality is a part of who we are. Because of its highly personal nature, it can be an uncomfortable topic for many people to discuss.  Research shows us that about 60 percent of transplant patients experience at least one sexual side effect from their treatment.  It is also reported that one-in-three sexually active men give up sex after their transplant.  Sadly, not all people who experience one or more post-treatment side effects seek the help they need to determine if they can reclaim the intimate aspects of their lives.  This blog will give you a basic understanding about the changes that could be causing the concern, the possible treatment options, and the ideas that may be helpful to coping with changes in your post-treatment sexuality."

Want to talk to Jen one on one or learn more about our peer support program?
Jen can be reached at [email protected].

There's Still Time to Register!

Reproductive Health and Fertility Options Before and After a Cancer Diagnosis

THIS Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
(FREE Call In Program)

Cancer treatments, especially treatments leading up to a bone marrow or stem cell transplant affect fertility and reproductive health. What options exist? Our speaker, Kristin N. Smith, Program Manager for Fertility Preservation at Northwestern Medicine will cover this personal and important topic. Where does a survivor go to become educate regarding fertility options such as egg donation, embryo donation and adoption and more? Megan Connolly, a survivor, will share her personal experience. There will also be 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 [email protected] 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.)

Check it out!
Busting Marrow Myths Podcast Series

You won't want to miss this second season.

Busting Marrow Myths is sponsored by Seattle Genetics

Coming Up in March

How Do I Prepare and Make the Most of My Medical Appointments?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This program will help patients and loved ones better navigate these important meetings. Anxious you will miss important details? Uncomfortable talking about fatigue and low energy? Should you bring questions and a caregiver with you? We’ll cover it all with Costa Herbert, Transplant Nurse at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Patient Barbara Ginsberg will share her best advice and tips too. 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 [email protected] 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.)

Do you Have an Upcoming
Birthday or
Transplant Anniversary?

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

Triage Cancer Conferences All Set for 2020
We're proud to partner with Triage Cancer. We'll be at the Chicago conference but wanted to make sure you have all the dates and locations.
These all day educational finance based conferences will help you navigate practical survivorship issues from beyond diagnosis, into post-treatment survivorship.
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!

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 Cancer Institute
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
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