For 20 years, BMDI Cord Blood Bank has provided cord blood units for lifesaving stem cell transplant to help treat leukaemia and other life-threatening illnesses. To commemorate this incredible milestone, we are taking a look back at the history of the cord blood bank.
I work in a very interactive lab situated in the hub of scientific and clinical research at the RMH. Our work largely focuses on linking clinical trials of new drugs for blood cancers with understanding the immunology behind how these treatments work. My research concentrates on how our immune system recovers after bone marrow transplantation, and also how it is impaired when blood cancer takes over.
Fight Cancer Foundation is proud of our longstanding partnership with Melbourne Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital to fund translational research into blood disorders. Cancers of the blood – leukaemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma – affect people of all ages.