Day Zero

Transplant Ceremonies

“In a way, today is your first birthday,” That’s how one member of the transplant team gathered in my hospital room put it  today during the brief ceremonials around a watershed moment in my treatment. After a presentation of the donor cells, and a few words of thanks on my part to the doctors and nurses and my family, they turned on the switch and the frisky new stem cells started to arrive via a simple IV bag.. May they flourish and multiply.

This is a fascinating display of biomedical science —  I hope to use the opportunities it presents wisely.