Blood Cancer Survivors & Patient Stories

Every one of our patients and donors has an incredible story to share. Stories of courage and challenge that get at the human heart of what donating blood stem cells or marrow really means for a patient, for their family and for the communities that support them. Here is where you’ll find stories about our patients and donors as well as news on our efforts to connect them with lifesaving results.

Our Stories

The Sweetest 16

Lauren Peyton and her bone marrow donor Frank Vooren celebrated the 16th anniversary of Lauren’s transplant in a Sweet 16 for the ages! Joined by 150 of her closest friends and family at The Staten restaurant in Staten Island, NY, the party was complete with the traditional candle ceremony, candy table, DJ, and special dances. A spectacular Disney themed party truly inspired a “Magic Kingdom” feeling for all of the guests. Lauren herself was dressed up as Cinderella and Frank was clearly prince charming.

September 17
 

How to Swab

The first step to joining nearly 10 million amazing people as a DKMS registered donor is to swab your cheeks. It’s incredibly easy and it takes just a few minutes. So, we thought some gifs would be helpful to take you step-by-step through the process. And gifs make everything more fun!

July 08

Binh Meets Gracie in a Field of Dreams

Among the crowd of thousands who watched the US Women’s National Soccer Team defeat South Africa, 3-0, at Levi Stadium on May 12 were two genetic twins who were about to meet for the first time.

May 20
 
 

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If you are a patient, a family member or a donor who would like to share your bone marrow transplant or donation story, we’d love to hear it and share it. It’s stories like yours that inspire so many to register as bone marrow donors.

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