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.