The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Holds 16th Annual Partners in Hope Reunion for Patients of Blood and Marrow Transplant Center Tonight

(CINCINNATI; May 1, 2015) – 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 16th Annual Partners in Hope Reunion tonight. The Reunion welcomes the many patients who’ve had lifesaving treatment for blood cancers, including blood or marrow transplants, at the hospital’s Blood Cancer Center.

This popular annual celebration of hope and life brings together blood cancer survivors, transplant beneficiaries, donors, their families, friends and the dedicated Blood Cancer Center team, including doctors, nurses and transplant coordinators and a myriad of behind the scenes support personnel. 

Hundreds will attend the popular annual reunion, hosted by popular Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog.

The reunion will feature:
• A surprise first-time, in person meeting between a donor and patient whose life the donor saved.
• Information on a donor drive called the “Reds Game for Chris Herrell.” Herrell is a Reds employee who needed a bone marrow transplant. The Reds hosted massive donor drives to support Herrell, a Reds employee who is now in remission. The Reds organization continues to support the Bone Marrow Registry, which matches donors with patients with events like the game for Herrell.
• The annual presentation of Partners in Hope Award acknowledging an individual or group that has provided support for the work of the Blood Cancer Center
• Presentation of The Phoenix Award that recognizes an exemplary Blood Cancer Center staff member
• Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, a silent auction and photo booth.

The reunion starts at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 1, 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 Cancer Center to The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Foundation, Attention Blood Cancer 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 Cancer Center, which includes  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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mercy Health has Blood Cancer Center patients and staff available for interview.