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October 2, 2014

Carrying On a Giving Tradition

By In the Loop In the Loop

Retired air traffic controller Charlie Willwerth of St. Augustine, Florida, boards an airplane with precious cargo — donated bone marrow that he is transporting to a waiting recipient. “There’s a person lying in a bed somewhere who’s needing these stem cells to live again,” Charlie recently told the Jacksonville Business Journal. Charlie knows this from […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. James Foran


August 26, 2014

‘A beautiful event’ of caring

By In the Loop In the Loop

In 2012, after being diagnosed with myelofibrosis, Joanne Sullivan found herself in need of a bone marrow transplant. She found a match in an anonymous donor in Germany, whose stem cells were flown to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for the transplant. Soon after her transplant, Sullivan’s three sons volunteered to be tested and added to […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Mrinal Patnaik


February 6, 2014

Got a match?

By Mystery User

It isn’t easy for a 12-year-old to sit still. It is especially difficult for an active, independent 12-year-old like Lacey McClain, who, until her diagnosis of T-Cell ALL Lymphoma, had been active in school, sports, orchestra, and with family and friends. Lacey is waiting on a donor match for a bone marrow transplant. She is […]

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Tags: Be The Match, bone marrow, Bone Marrow Transplant, T-Cell ALL Lymphonma


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