Items Tagged ‘bone-marrow transplants’

Skye's Story

September 17, 2018

Skye’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three bone marrow transplants at UCLA. After the second […]

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Tags: blood transfusions, bone marrow donor, bone-marrow transplants, cancer, dribble for the cure, immune system, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Volunteers Work Their Magic to Boost Patients’ Moods

July 6, 2017

Volunteers Work Their Magic to Boost Patients’ Moods

By uclahealth uclahealth

There’s something magical in the air at the hematology/oncology unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Every week, UCLA Health volunteers and amateur magicians Alan Chien and Jeff Lee entertain patients with their magic tricks. “We set up a stand near one of the nursing stations and perform card tricks and other magic tricks for […]

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Tags: amateur magicians, bone-marrow transplants, hematology/oncology unit, junior magicians, Magic Castle, magic tricks, medical careers, nursing stations, oncology department waiting room, Peter Morton Medical Building, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stem-cell transplants