2016 BMT Reunion
Bone marrow transplants offer a second chance at life for people with life-threatening blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies. City of Hope performed its first bone marrow transplant in 1976. Since then, thousands of patients from virtually every state and dozens of countries have undergone bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplants at City of Hope.
But many recipients, though overwhelmed with curiosity and the need to express their gratitude, can only dream of meeting the strangers who helped them defeat their disease.
At the 40th annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, two patients and their families met the donors who saved them.
Watch: Emotional Reunions at the 2016 BMT Reunion
Read about the 2016 reunion and other resources on our Breakthroughs blog:
- A bone marrow transplant can be life-changing for the donor, too
- Answering the call to save a life: one stem cell donor's story
- Boosting bone marrow registrations by walking across "Amarrowca"
- Leukemia patient Dominick, 15, will get rare chance to thank his BMT donor
- Thinking of becoming a bone marrow or stem cell donor? Here are 7 tips
- 7 essential facts about bone marrow and stem cell transplants
- As bone marrow transplant program thrives, patient outcomes exceeds expectations