From the first ever clinical trial to E. Donnall Thomas’ pioneering work in the field of stem cell transplantation – we’ve compiled some of the greatest ‘firsts’ in medical history.
Katie is 28 and had a transplant to treat her acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in 2014. She talked to us about how her hobbies – including photography, video-blogging, mindful colouring and general creativity – have helped her during her transplant and recovery.
We’ve found two interesting studies from the latest research in stem cell transplantation, tackling how creativity might help during recovery, and the impact of transplant on people’s sex lives.
In 2013, Peter had a bone marrow transplant to treat his acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). He spoke to Billie in the patient team about his experience, as well as how practicing Tai Chi has helped him during his transplant and in his long-term recovery.
In our latest infographic, we’re exploring the facts about blood; from the four ancient humours to modern immunology. Check it out!
Earlier this year, Lucy donated her stem cells to give a second chance of life to someone with blood cancer. She’s very kindly shared her story with us to bust the myths and encourage others to sign up.