National Symposium for Blood and Marrow Transplant Survivors

Symposium-Banner_2014_webIf you or a loved one is a survivor of a bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplant, please join us for a weekend of learning, sharing and celebration. Celebrating a Second Chance at Life, hosted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMTinfonet.org), is a two day event, with expert presenters from cancer centers all over the country. This year’s symposium will be held in East Rutherford, NJ, about 10 miles from Manhattan.

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Get GVHD and Transplant Support from a Peer Who Has “Been There”

Although friends and family are tremendous sources of support during significant health challenges and medical treatments, sometimes the only one who can truly understand what you are going through is someone who has actually experienced the same diagnosis and treatment. The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) has started a new program to facilitate connections among bone marrow and stem cell transplant survivors. [Read more…]

Successful Steps for Managing Difficult Health Insurance Issues

Receiving a diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening illness is an extremely stressful situation. All too often, many patients are simultaneously faced with the additional anxiety presented by health insurance bureaucracy. Our friends at BMT InfoNet share their tips on dealing with health insurance challenges in a new 30-minute webcast:  Navigating the Insurance Maze (located under the Employment and Insurance subcategory). You can review the presentation online or download it to your computer or MP3 player. [Read more…]

BMT Infonet T-shirts

Here’s a great way to show your support for a cause that is important to so many members of our BFS community. BMT Infonet’s new Got Marrow? And Stop GVHD t-shirts are sure to spark conversations about transplantation wherever you go. [Read more…]