A modern bone marrow transplant ward will significantly improve transplant outcomes for patients like Julie Soon (pictured right). It was only hours after a routine blood test that Julie was told she might have leukaemia and was asked to pack for hospital. The severity of her condition required immediate medical attention, and it was agreed that a bone marrow transplant offered the best possible chance of survival. It was a decision that saved Julie’s life.
‘I feel strongly about the difference that the new ward will make for transplant patients in the future. The clinical benefits are clear, but I also want to stress the importance of privacy at such an emotionally demanding time. Simply having the space to share your feelings with family, and the solitude to reflect, can have a hugely positive impact.
With your help, we can protect bone marrow transplant patients from life threatening diseases, and provide much needed privacy, through the construction of a new state-of-the-art bone marrow transplant ward at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. We aim to fully fit out one of the 16 rooms in the new ward and need your support to reach this goal and give patients the best possible chance of full recovery.