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The legacy of a pioneering transplant immunologist

‘So much to be learned’: Dr. John Hansen reflects on the lives he’s saved and the answers still to come

July 11, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Among his many contributions to bone marrow transplantation, Hansen helped define the rules for matching donors and patients and was a founding father of volunteer donor registries.

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One life — and a world of possibilities

The numbers are so vast, the hope and healing they embody seem difficult to grasp. Globally, doctors have performed more than 1 million bone marrow / stem cell transplants — a procedure pioneered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Aug. 21, 2015 | By Bill Briggs

Each life saved since Dr. E. Donnall Thomas pioneered bone marrow transplantation offers untold promise. Meet Savanna Acosta, a toddler who has a full life ahead thanks to a transplant.

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Bone marrow transplant reunion draws hundreds to Fred Hutch

BMT survivors and donors huddle, hug amid weekend celebration

July 25, 2015 | Fred Hutch News Service

Hundreds of people gathered this weekend for the party of many lifetimes – the seventh Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Reunion at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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