Posts Tagged ‘Bone Marrow Transplant’

Saving Lives with Marrow Donation

May 17, 2013 Julie and Brandon Williams are high school sweethearts who imagined they would have the “perfect little family” in the small town of  Milaca, an hour from the Twin Cities. Julie is a special education program supervisor and Brandon a bus mechanic for the St. Francis School District. Life seemed to be on…

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Marrow: The Magic Mojo

May 13, 2011 The phone call caught me off guard but was unforgettable. The blood test confirmed that Jack is a perfect match, Dr. Steve reported in a voice that implied “this is big.” And so it came to pass that seven springtimes ago, 13-year-old Jack saved 11-year-old Julia from a rare and deadly blood…

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Will Haste and Heavy-Handedness Improve Health Care ?

July 31, 2009 I am beginning to think that contracting breast cancer in 2003 was a blessing in disguise. For if proposed health care reforms are enacted, I question whether future breast cancer patients would have my positive experience. These thoughts persist as I attempt to follow the debate about health care rationing, cost containment,…

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Drearies Begone, There’s Wonder in the World

November 22, 2008 It’s that time of year, when the drearies materialize after a strong wind blows in, whisking colorful leaves off the trees and ushering in gray skies for a long, and most unwelcome, stay. This year, it is especially difficult to fight the November blues, particularly if I’ve indulged my news-junkie tendencies and…

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