Cancer Survivors Reunite With Their Bone Marrow Donors at City of Hope

Cancer Survivors Reunite With Their Bone Marrow Donors at City of Hop
What: Media Availability

When: May 10, 2013 10 a.m.

Where: City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, Calif. (Parking Available on Duarte Road)

Who: Recipient Ryan Compton
Recipient Joseph Mandel
Donor Nevo Segal from Israel
Donor Barry Crackett from England

Why: To showcase the reunion between an 8-year-old son of LAPD officer and the 63-year-old son of Holocaust survivors and their bone marrow donors from Israel and England for the first time.

Thousands of City of Hope cancer survivors and their families will return to the hospital’s park-like campus in Duarte, Calif., for the 37th annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion to celebrate their new lives made possible through transplant. The event celebrates the pioneering work of the doctors at City of Hope, as well as the unparalleled success of their hematopoietic cell transplantation program, which has performed more than 11,000 blood and marrow stem cell transplants.

Visuals: Visuals will include emotional first-time encounters between cancer survivors and their donors, reunions between patients and their lifesaving caregivers at City of Hope and commemorative photo of survivors gathered under a giant balloon arch.

Contact: For more information, please call Roberta Nichols at (818) 823-5090 or Chung So at (626) 214-6326

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