U of M Medical School Research on Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Revolutionizes Transplant Survival Rates

Kyle Tanner, who was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, required a bone marrow transplant as his own marrow was failing with early signs of leukemia. The search for a donor went international and a perfect match was found in Germany where Manuel Suilmann decided to help. Two and a half years later, Tanner and Suilmann met for the first time at the Gopher Football Homecoming game. Suilmann's donation in combination with decades of revolutionary research on pediatric blood and marrow transplants, pioneered by Dr. John Wagner, MD, and colleagues, saved Tanner's life. Read the full article.

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