Son of Miami-Dade Police Officer Battling Leukemia, Needs Bone Marrow Transplant – NBC 6 South Florida

This was originally published on this siteMembers of the community came out Thursday to help the son of a Miami-Dade Police officer who’s battling Leukemia. Two-year-old Alex needs a bone marrow transplant and is looking for a potential donor who is a match. Looking to help, people filed into the Miami Beach Police Department Thursday Read more about Son of Miami-Dade Police Officer Battling Leukemia, Needs Bone Marrow Transplant – NBC 6 South Florida[…]

Bone marrow transplant patients report better quality of life compared to peripheral blood transplant recipients … – Science Daily

This was originally published on this siteA large, nationwide study published in the journal JAMA Oncology found that people who received transplants of cells collected from a donor’s bone marrow ― the original source for blood stem cell transplants, developed decades ago ― had better self-reported psychological well-being, experienced fewer symptoms of a common post-transplant Read more about Bone marrow transplant patients report better quality of life compared to peripheral blood transplant recipients … – Science Daily[…]

Medicare should cover costs for marrow donor/cord blood transplants like solid organs – The Hill (blog)

This was originally published on this siteMany of us have never been touched by blood diseases. But tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma each year are not so lucky. Those individuals—as well as their friends and loved ones—understand the ceaseless struggle with disease. They understand the heroism of survivors. And, with Read more about Medicare should cover costs for marrow donor/cord blood transplants like solid organs – The Hill (blog)[…]

Florida Hospital partners with Duke to expand bone marrow transplant program – Orlando Sentinel

This was originally published on this siteFlorida Hospital for Children announced on Friday that it is expanding its existing bone marrow transplant through a new affiliation with Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. “I came to Florida Hospital for Children with a vision of building a world-class transplant program for the people not just of Read more about Florida Hospital partners with Duke to expand bone marrow transplant program – Orlando Sentinel[…]

Alexandria boy needs bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com

This was originally published on this site (Photo: Creedon family) (Photo: Creedon family) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) — An 11-year-old Alexandria boy is battling a rare form of Leukemia. To beat it, he needs a bone marrow transplant, sooner rather than later. Jack Creedon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (LLS) in November of 2015 and Read more about Alexandria boy needs bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com[…]

Va. boy needs a bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com

This was originally published on this site ALEXANDRIA, VA. (WUSA9) – An Alexandria, Va. boy is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Eleven-year-old Jack Creedon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (LLS) in November of 2015. But now, even after several attempts to find matching donors, only one donor remains compatible and Jack’s Read more about Va. boy needs a bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com[…]

New treatment approach may benefit relapsed post-transplant blood cancer patients – News-Medical.net

This was originally published on this siteFor many patients with advanced blood cancers, a stem-cell transplant can drive the disease into remission. However, about one-third of these patients experience a relapse and face a very poor prognosis. But a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a new Read more about New treatment approach may benefit relapsed post-transplant blood cancer patients – News-Medical.net[…]