It is reported that one in 200 Americans will receive a stem cell transplant in their lifetime. One in 400 will receive their transplant with bone marrow or blood stem cells from a related or unrelated donor, or blood from a baby's umbilical cord. A diagnosis of a life-threatening disease such as leukemia or lymphoma can be emotionally devastating. Often patients and their loved ones don’t know what to do first or where to turn for help.
The resources at giftoflife.org are intended to provide information on first steps for newly diagnosed patients whose healthcare professionals advise them that they will need a bone marrow, blood stem cell or cord blood transplant.