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.
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.
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.