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Patient Erin Barone, 17, Meets Bone Marrow Transplant Donor After Nine Years

October 22, 2012 08:52 PM

Nine years ago, Erin Barone, a HackensackUMC pediatric patient who was originally diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 1997, underwent a successful bone marrow transplant at HackensackUMC. Throughout the years, her family kept in touch with the donor, Cheryl Pogue, but on Monday, October 22, they will finally get a chance to meet face-to-face. Erin, her mother and a HackensackUMC unit clerk Lauren Pietrowicz, and Cheryl will join with members of the HackensackUMC medical team, including Dr. Alfred P. Gillio, section chief of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Tomorrows Children’s Institute and Dr. Kevin A. Slavin, section chief of Quality and Safety, Infectious Disease Division at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, for an emotional and long-awaited meet-and-greet.



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