Nearly 200 former patients attended the seventh Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Reunion at Fred Hutch on July 24-25, 2015. Transplant recipients and their donors, families and caregivers shared stories, heard presentations about new advances in treatment, saw labs where groundbreaking research is taking place and celebrated with a reception at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry.
“This weekend is to honor all of you,” said Dr. Fred Appelbaum, Fred Hutch deputy director and executive vice president.
Read the rest of our series, originally published in Hutch Magazine in summer 2015:
One life — and a world of possibilities
The impact of bone marrow transplantation: One patient's story
'The successes kept you going'
Dr. Fred Appelbaum recounts 40 years of difficult and exhilirating advances in bone marrow transplantation
Bone marrow transplant ins and outs (graphic)
Steps in the transplant process, BMT timeline and more
A pioneering procedure's expanding influence
Developed to treat leukemia, stem cell transplants gave rise to new therapies for an ever-growing number of patients and conditions
'This little bag of cells is going to save her life'
A girl and her mom remember a lifesaving transplant
Robert Hood is the senior multimedia producer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. He worked on the award-winning multimedia team at MSNBC.com and NBCNews.com for almost two decades, covering national and international news and coordinating special projects. Before that he taught photojournalism at the University of Missouri, worked as a newspaper page designer in Missouri, and worked as a newspaper photojournalist in Missouri, Wyoming and Utah. Reach him at email@example.com.
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