Plan “D”

Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant

The first thing my doctor did when my autologous transplant failed was to have my transplant coordinator place my name on the National Marrow Donor Program registry in an effort to find a match that would work. At the same time my siblings (sister and two brothers) came in and had a simple blood test run to see if any of them could possibly be a match. None of them was a match.

Perfect 10 out of 10 Donor

I heard the wonderful news that a person on the National Marrow Donor Program registry was a perfect match for me. Everything started moving forward again.

Things took a terrible change the day my transplant coordinator told me something had gone wrong and I lost my donor. Another donor couldn’t be found so the allogenic transplant was off. It was time to move forward to Plan “E.”