Giving Thanks for Hospitality Homes

HospitalityHomesThanksgiving is traditionally a time to give thanks and reflect with gratitude on the many blessings in our lives. We gather with family and friends in celebration as we share a bountiful feast. Here at Boston Foundation for Sight we are thankful for partner organizations that help us fulfill our mission of restoring sight and transforming lives by treating complex corneal disease. [Read more…]

GVHD Telephone Support Group Available Now!

Sponsored by the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link, this telephone education and support group for bone transplant survivors may be a great resource for our friends with GVHD.  Titled Coping with Chronic Graft versus Host Disease, these phone sessions are facilitated by Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, AOCN and Michael Krumlauf, RN, MSN from the National Institutes of Health.

The FREE sessions are four weeks long with one phone call per week for groups of 8-10 survivors.  The next group begins on October 20, 2011 and will discuss the following topics:

  • Week 1: Overview of Chronic Graft versus Host Disease
  • Week 2: Understanding and Living with Chronic Graft versus Host Disease
  • Week 3: Exploring Options for Improving Health and Well-Being
  • Week 4: Facing Forward: Developing Your Personal Plan for Managing Chronic Graft versus Host Disease and Living Well

For additional information or to register, please call: Tiffany Rowe at 800-LINK-BMT (800-546-5268) or email:  tiffanyrowe@nbmtlink.org.

 

PROSE Patient Survey 2011

Have you been treated with PROSE prosthetic devices in the past five (5) years?  Then please take the Boston Foundation for Sight (BFS) PROSE Patient Survey! [Read more…]

Study Aims to Improve Transplant Survivors Quality of Life

One of the eye health disorders some BFS patients are trying to manage is chronic ocular GVHD, an eye disease common for those who treated cancer with a transplant which can have a significant effect on one’s quality of life.   [Read more…]