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Lael M New Jersey Stem Cell Transplant Recipient Meets Her Match

Nearly three years post-transplant, Lael was finally able to thank her donor face-to-face during a heart-warming ceremony at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where the transplant took place.

After being diagnosed with a high-risk form of acute myeloid leukemia, doctors at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey quickly realized that Toms River resident Lael McGrath would need a stem cell transplant. Since none of Lael's family members were a match, she was registered with Be The Match. Through that National Marrow Donor Program, her ideal match was located in Germany - half a world away.