We talk about getting “matches” for leukemia patients, but what exactly is a match? Every person has a blood type (think A+, O-, etc.), and when we get a blood transfusion, we have to get a type of blood that agrees with our bodies.  Finding a match for a bone marrow transplant or blood stem…

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January 5th 2009 So we rolled over into my second year of treatment.  To summarize at this point, I spent the beginning of 2008 sick with headaches resulting from an undiagnosed illness. This was followed by a leukemia diagnosis in May and then 6 months of intensive treatments culminating in a bone marrow transplant on 11/18/08.…

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