E-nnouncement from the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link -  May 2015
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GvHDconnect, a Networking Group for Adults Living with GvHD is holding its first meeting May 9, 2015, in Independence, Ohio


This monthly group is for adults living with Graft vs. Host Disease following a stem cell transplant. Meetings include education, support and time to share information and connect with others. This group is professionally facilitated by Meredith Cowden, MA, LPCC. Caregivers and family members are welcome to gather informally while the group meets.

When:     Saturday, May 9, 2015

               10:00 am - 11:30 am

Where:     LLS Northern Ohio Chapter Office

                AAA Building

                5700 Brecksville Road, 3rd Floor

                Independence, OH 44131

Registration is preferred but not required. Drop-in participation is always welcome. For more information or to register, please contact: The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation at (330) 864-1978 or marti.cowden@gmail.com.


Free Education Program for the Lymphoma Community

The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Lymphoma Workshop provides the latest information about lymphoma, current treatment options and support topics to the lymphoma community across the United States. 
Saturday, May 9, 2015
7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Westin Chicago River North Hotel
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

How do You Celebrate Your Transplant Anniversary? 
2nd Birthday 2012

Transplant survivors celebrate two birthdays each year, the day they were born and the day of their transplant. Some survivors celebrate by receiving a colorful card from the nbmtLINK to commemorate the day. If you would like to receive a card, please fill out the short online form. Click on Celebrate Your Transplant under Support Services in the left hand column.

The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) 


The National Foundation for Transplants is the featured partner organization on www.ExploreBMT.org; NFT provides fundraising expertise to transplant patients by organizing fundraising campaigns in the patients' own communities. Check out this online tool for direct access to a variety of transplant resources. 

New LINK Partner: UPMC CancerCenter
The nbmtLINK welcomes UPMC CancerCenter to our group of distinguished LINK Partners!  One of the largest providers of stem cell transplant services in Western Pennyslvania, the Stem Cell Transplant Program performs approximately 150 transplants a year. UPMC CancerCenter is accredited by Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) in both autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Check out their website:
We Thank Our Distinguished LINK Partners Who Generously Support the Work of the nbmtLINK!


Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute City of Hope Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Fred Hutchinson Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin Henry Ford Transplant Institute Loyola University Medical Center Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute  Roswell Park Cancer Institute  Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, The Sidney Kimmel Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals  University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center  UPMC Cancer Center  University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center   University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center   University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine  Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center  American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation  Be the Match  Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research  The General Motors Foundation  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Meredith A. Cowden Foundation Sinai Medical Staff Foundation Anthem, Inc 

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