The evolving tech behind bone marrow transplants

The evolving tech behind bone marrow transplants

Advances in technology and international cooperation have improved the chance of finding stem cell donors for blood cancer patients, and ultimately saved lives. As we celebrate World Marrow Donor Day this September, we look at how far the evolving technology has taken...
How are blood stem cells transplanted?

How are blood stem cells transplanted?

Imagine this. You’re hooked up, watching the blood in one arm draw into a thin, clear tube, which feeds directly into an apheresis machine. As you study the device, you notice an output tube similar to the one in both your arms, filtering what turns out to be your...
Surviving blood cancer against the odds

Surviving blood cancer against the odds

It’s not every day you hear about a book, illustrating the story of a recipient, Cathy, going through the highs and lows, against all odds, to try and beat blood cancer. Her only hope was to receive blood stem cells from a stranger. Cathy has been feeling unwell for...