Bone Marrow Transplant Treatment Videos
Haploidentical and Cord Blood Transplants
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is pioneering an exciting clinical trial for the roughly 40% of leukemia and lymphoma patients who can't find a successful donor from either their family or world-wide donor lists. Ronni Maestas, haploidentical bone marrow transplant survivor, shares her perspective of the transplant process. Jessie Quinn, cord blood transplant survivor, also shares her story. They advise people who are struggling to find a donor, ""don't give up hope!"" Ronni states that there are now options for those who previously felt like they had run out of options.
Partners in Hope: Bone Marrow Transplant
Bone Marrow Transplant Doctor Videos
Dr. Frederick Appelbaum
Dr. Rainer Storb
Dr. Rainer Storb concentrates his research efforts on bone marrow transplantation. Although he works primarily in the lab, he spends two months working with patients at SCCA. In this video, Dr. Storb discusses the history of bone marrow transplantation. In 1965, bone marrow transplantation was in disarray and fraught with setbacks and failures. A breakthrough came with histocompatibility typing that at the time was still very young. Researchers here also found that stem cells could be harvested from the blood rather than the bone marrow. And recently, over the last decade, a technology called the mini-transplant has been developed in Dr. Storb's laboratory that makes transplant possible for elderly patients who might otherwise not be able to get a transplant.