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Bone marrow transplant patients, Siteman Cancer Center celebrate success

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine will hold the 18th annual “Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Celebration” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the sixth-floor ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel-St. Louis, 999 N. Second St.

The event will honor bone marrow transplant patients, their friends and family members who stood up to life-threatening illnesses with strength, determination and courage, according to a news release.

Roughly 550 former bone marrow transplant patients, donors and guests will attend along with Siteman Cancer Center doctors, nurses and other health care providers in the bone marrow transplant program.

In addition, a bone marrow transplant survivor from the program will be reunited with her out-of-town donor. The two have never personally met before, the release stated.

The Siteman Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program is one of the largest in the world, according to the release. In July, the program transplanted its 5,000th patient for diseases such as leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and advanced stages of breast and ovarian cancer through the program.

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    Bone marrow transplant patients, Siteman Cancer Center celebrate success

    The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine will hold the 18th annual “Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Celebration” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the sixth-floor ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel-St. Louis, 999 N. Second St.

    The event will honor bone marrow transplant patients, their friends and family members who stood up to life-threatening illnesses with strength, determination and courage, according to a news release.

    Roughly 550 former bone marrow transplant patients, donors and guests will attend along with Siteman Cancer Center doctors, nurses and other health care providers in the bone marrow transplant program.

    In addition, a bone marrow transplant survivor from the program will be reunited with her out-of-town donor. The two have never personally met before, the release stated.

    The Siteman Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program is one of the largest in the world, according to the release. In July, the program transplanted its 5,000th patient for diseases such as leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and advanced stages of breast and ovarian cancer through the program.

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