NATIONAL BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT LINK

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Cancer

Location: 20411 W 12 Mile Rd Ste 108 Southfield MI 48076 USA

Mission: The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) helps patients, as well as their caregivers, families, and the health care community, meet the many challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplants (BMT) by providing vital information and support services. BACKGROUNDEach year, thousands of patients turn to bone marrow/stem cell transplants to treat cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. While a BMT can be a very effective treatment, it is a long and demanding process for patients and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1992, the nbmtLINK has helped thousands of individuals world wide, through its comprehensive website and online library found at www.nbmtlink.org, patient-friendly publications, Emmy-Award winning video, volunteer peer support programs, resource referrals and educational forums. The nbmtLINK provides a vital link for people seeking information, reassurance, and hope before, during and after a BMT.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I founded the organization in 1992 because of the huge demand for information and emotional support from patients and families undergoing a bone marrow transplant (BMT). After I heard the story of Sandy who had to leave her 2 year old to travel across the country to have her BMT, never knowing if she would see her baby again, I identified with her desperation and knew that others like her would welcome emotional support, encouragement, and hope.

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Everyday responses to our outreach.

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About every week

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2010-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

In 2001, my Dad had a Stem Cell transplant. The help, support and encouragement by the nbmtLink provided my father and our family the greatest support we could ever ask for. Their insight, knowledge, materials, referrals and voluteers made a real difference.

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...interacting with them and receiving their services. Both me, my father and family all benefited from their depth of support and resources.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their genuine interest and care for me, my family and our family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome. Knowledge, networked, experienced and service oriented.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save more lives, expand its services internationally and reach more people...

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2010-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

This organization provides "help and hope" to indivduals and their families who have undergone a stem cell transplant. As a transplant coordinator I have witnessed the benefits of the nbmtLINK's services for my patients. Several patients have benefitted from the chronic GVHD telephone support groups, PEER support counselors, educational seminars and materials. Stem cell transplant is a very intense treatment with a long recovery period and the nbmtLINK helps support these people during this long journey.

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A family friend underwent a stem cell transplant 15 years ago. She benefitted from the eductional materials and peer counselors and now volunteers at the nbmtLINK as a way of saying thanks.

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About every month

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2010-6-01

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