In celebration of World Cancer Day, Save the Cord Foundation is proud to present this fascinating and inspiring interview with Dr. Rajneesh Nath and his patient, Virginia.
In 2013, Virginia was diagnosed with cancer at 81 years old and told initially that there were no treatment options given her age. Luckily, one of her doctors referred her to the University of Massachusetts where she met Dr. Rajneesh Nath. He reviewed her options and recommended a cord blood transplant because it was easier to match than a bone marrow stem cell transplant and readily available. He also considered the fact that cord blood transplants typically lead to fewer issues with Graft versus Host Disease.
Virginia had no hesitation about proceeding with the cord blood transplant. She knew it was her best chance at finding a cure. She made the right choice!
Meet Virginia and hear how the decision to pursue a cord blood transplant was made. Learn how Dr. Nath assessed her case and why he considered a cord blood transplant to be the best option for her, despite her advanced age.
Virginia is living proof why saving cord blood is so important. In particular, donated cord blood is used on a regular basis to help cancer patients of all ages to find a stem cell match. It is vitaly important that parents and doctors continue to save cord blood around the globe.
Watch the interview with Dr. Rajneesh Nath and Virginia now.
Save the Cord Foundation is an Official Participant in World Cancer Day.
Spread the news! We can beat cancer with cord blood! It is already happening and we are going to celebrate cord blood’s success on World Cancer Day. Join us to spread the word to parents and medical professionals about this valuable medical resource. Let’s encourage more parents to save the cord.
Save the Cord Foundation is a proud participant in World Cancer Day (visit the WCD site).
Cancer awareness and cord blood education go year round but this February 4th everyone is making a special effort to get the word out. Why is this important? First of all, though doctors have not yet “cured” cancer it is fair to say that huge progress has been made. Part of that progress is largely due to cord blood!
Join us as we reach out to members of the medical community and parents to explain how cord blood is being used to treat 80+ diseases including many blood cancers.
Click here to meet other cancer survivors treated with cord blood featured in previous World Cancer Day campaigns.