The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Holds 15th Annual Partners in Hope Reunion for Patients of Blood and Marrow Transplant Center

(CINCINNATI; May 9, 2014) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is holding the 15th Annual Partners in Hope Reunion tonight for the many patients who’ve had lifesaving transplants at the hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Center.

This popular annual celebration of hope and life brings together transplant beneficiaries, donors, their families, friends and the dedicated Blood & Marrow Center team, including doctors, nurses and transplant coordinators. 

Over 500 people will attend the popular annual reunion, hosted by popular Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog.

The reunion will feature:
• Reds employee Chris Herrell, for whom The Reds and other groups organized massive donor drives to find his match - The Blood and Marrow Transplant Center team will announce how many new donors joined the marrow donor registry as a result
• the story of musical duo  and brothers Rick and Jim Dews - one brother served as the other’s donor
• a screening of Kathy McMillan and Gary Klump’s wedding video – they held their wedding in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
• a tribute to Ken Murawski, a transplant recipient and former managing director of a commercial real estate firm who died earlier this year following a leukemia relapse

The reunion starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at Manor House, located at 7440 South Mason Montgomery Road in Mason, ZIP 45040.

If you’d like make a donation to support the work of the center, please send a check made out to The Jewish Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Center to The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Foundation, Attention Blood and Marrow Transplant Center, 4600 McAuley Place, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is one of Cincinnati’s premier cancer care centers, offering a full spectrum of cancer treatments including the Blood & Marrow Transplant Center, the first adult bone marrow transplant program in the region and the only one offering allogeneic (unrelated donors), autologous (self-donor) and haploidentical (sibling who is a half-match) transplants.