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BMT Program Celebrates 28 Years of Transplants with
Celebration of Life Dinner on July 14th


Feist-Weiller is thrilled to announce the second annual, Celebration of Life, an event highlighting the Bone Marrow Transplant program while raising funds to secure funding for overnight accommodations and travel expenses for patients and families receiving a bone marrow transplant. The BMT program is in its 28th.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center provides the physicians, fellows, research studies, educational, and other specialized components of the program with the hospital portion of the care being received at University Health.


Date: Friday, July 14
Location: East Ridge Country Club 
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $30 each ($60 for couples), and can be purchased online HERE.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Beer and Wine will be provided; otherwise, the event will have a cash bar. Entertainment will be provided by Caravan. Valet Parking is available.

All donations to the BMT Fund will be tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation to the BMT Fund, please click here.  Select Blood and Marrow Transplant BMT in the designation box.

More About the BMT Program:
The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program of Feist Weiller Cancer Center at University Health hospital, Shreveport is the only program in North Louisiana and in a 200 mile radius for treating acute leukemia and providing bone marrow transplant.

The program offers autologous (self) and allogeneic (donor) transplants, which includes both matched sibling donor and matched unrelated donor transplant through the registry. This year the program also started haploidentical donor transplant for patients in need for an urgent transplant and without a readily available matched donor.

If you have any questions about the event, please call Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at (318) 813-1056.

To learn more about out Title Sponsor and BMT Program partner, University Health, please click here.



              The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program                   Celebration of Life Title Sponsor

Sickle Cell Group Featured in National Magazine

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center would like to congratulate Ron Nierman, LPC, and the Sickle Cell Disease support group for being featured in The Voice, a quarterly magazine published by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. 

The article features the support group members, along with their popular project, The Healing Power of Music.  The project was started with the help of Alligator Records and Mavis Staples, a recording artist whose 2004 album "Have a Little Faith" became an inspiration to group members.  

Music of other genres has been added, and group members have offered their own musical talents at meetings and luncheons!  The healing power of music helps patients relax during treatments and at home.  Group members are given CDs when they attend support group meetings. 

The Sickle Cell Support Group meets every Monday at noon at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Bakowski Center for Learning in the first floor lobby.  If you or someone you know may be interested in the support groups at FWCC, please contact Ron Nierman by phone at (318) 470-6180 or by email; Jackie Walton by phone (318) 813-1405 or email; or Jo Ann Stewart by phone at (318) 813-1409 or by email.

To read the full article in The Voice, please click here. 

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