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National Marrow Donor Program: Living Now - Staying connected after transplant
Issue 2; August 2011  
Mindy, transplant recipient

Mindy, transplant recipient


Mindy's Story

"I’ve never been an athlete - but the more I exercise, the more I enjoy it and the better I feel about myself."

Mindy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2001 and received a transplant seven years later. Since her transplant, she has been using physical activity to regain her strength and stamina. Find out what Mindy does today to help her feel better.

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What to do when GVHD gets you down 

If it feels like chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is taking over your life, you’re not alone. But here’s the good news: experts say prioritizing what’s most important in your life can help you manage the stress of GVHD and find balance.

Flora Hoodin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, has experience working with transplant recipients and their families. She shares her ideas and a worksheet activity to help you focus your energy on what is most important to you.

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How to make exercise fun and easy

Kelsey, transplant recipient exercising with her mom Stacy

You’ve probably heard that exercise gives you energy and improves your mood, along with a host of other benefits. But what do you do when you don’t have the energy, or don’t know how to start? Read on to find easy tips that can help you get started today. Even a little bit of exercise each day can help you regain your strength and stamina after a transplant.

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  • Living Now: Life After Transplant: Your Journey Ahead, telephone workshop
    Aug. 24
    National Marrow Donor Program >
  • National Symposium for Bone Marrow, Stem Cell and Cord Blood Transplant Survivors 
    Sept. 10-11, Atlanta 
    BMTInfoNet >

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