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‘Made a difference’: Stem cell donor meets her tiny recipient

Canadian woman’s stem cells helped cure severe immune disorder in baby Savanna

July 27, 2015 | Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

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‘How do you thank someone for saving your life?’

Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible

April 29, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.

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‘How do you thank someone for saving your life?’

Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible

April 29, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.

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Enterovirus D68 seen in cancer, stem cell transplant patients

Virus behind outbreak that sickened children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults

Jan. 16, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The virus behind outbreak in children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults, a new study shows.

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Stopping Stiff Person Syndrome: Alabama woman turns to stem cell transplant for help

Experimental Fred Hutch treatment aims to ease symptoms of rare, debilitating condition that causes rigid limbs, searing pain

Nov. 18, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

A young Alabama woman with a rare disorder that leaves her body literally as stiff as a board is the first Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center patient to receive a stem cell transplant in hopes of helping – if not curing – her devastating condition.

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Beyond blood drives: Stem cell donors help fuel scientific discovery

Volunteers for the little-known procedures earn up to $800 – and the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research

Oct. 31, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know they can donate blood, or even blood plasma, in order to help people in need of transfusions. But they typically don’t know there’s also a huge demand for blood cells to fuel a growing field of laboratory research and other studies.

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