Stem cell transplants give a chance at life for people with otherwise incurable blood cancers. Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre has been a pioneer in the field and has launched a campaign to double the number of transplant beds in the hospital. A stem cell transplant looks like a routine blood donation but amazing things are happening inside. Dr. Irwin Walker has been performing them since the 1980
Juravinski Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences have started a fundraising campaign to expand their stem cell transplant program. The drive is called Tomorrow Stems From You and Dr. Kylie Lepic, a hematologist with the hospital shared more on what this fundraiser is for with us this morning.
People diagnosed with blood cancers have very little time but if they get a stem cell transplant early enough and it works, they can be cancer free forever. The Juravinski hospital and Cancer Centre in Hamilton is one of three places you can get the procedure in Ontario. Juravinski has not only been a pioneer in stem cell therapy, but it