Kate was 15 years old when she received a stem cell transplant to treat her aplastic anaemia. After missing over a year of school, she’s now excited to be heading to university. Kate spoke to Caroline in Patient Services about her experience of having a transplant as a teenager, the support she has found helpful,…
‘Chemobrain’ – the unofficial nickname given to cognitive or memory problems that can occur after chemotherapy – is something that we know affects bone marrow transplant recipients.
Billie in the patient team spoke to three people to learn how they manage living with symptoms and how they’ve needed to adapt their lives post-transplant.
Tony Williams, 56, is running the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24 April to raise money for more stem cell donors like the hero that saved his daughter, Emily.
‘I didn’t want to be going into the hospital for treatment almost every day; I wanted to be an ordinary 17-year-old.’
In 2005, Emma was diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia – which progressed to full-blown myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2011. Read her story here.
In 2002, Nadia, a medical student, received the news that she had aplastic anaemia – and as a result, she’d need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.
In this blog, she tells her story, ahead of World Marrow Donor Day which takes place this Saturday, 19th September.
The Hickman line, also known as a central line, is something that most transplant patients experience in the course of their treatment.
In our second blog post from Adam Riley, he talks about having his Hickman Line inserted and what it’s like to live with one.