Meet Our Patients

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(608) 265-1700 (clinic)

The Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant program at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin has served adult patients since 1981 and pediatric patients since 1982.


Learn about our program from the people who have experienced it - our patients.


Patient Stories


UW Health bone marrow transplant patient Elizabeth and husband Steve   

Elizabeth Steele Larson 


Elizabeth was unsure about bone marrow transplant as a viable option until she met with UW Hospital and Clinics' Dr. Walter Longo. Now, 28 years later, she couldn't be happier with the decision she made. Read her story 


UW Health bone marrow transplant patient Connie   

Connie Sue Prochnow 


Already a breast cancer survivor, Connie found out she had acute myelogenous leukemia in 2008. A bone marrow transplant using her brother's stem cells returned her energy and vitality, and given her "another opportunity on life." Read her story 


UW Health bone marrow transplant patient Wanda Pagan-Diaz   

Wanda Pagan-Diaz 


Diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Wanda underwent an autologous bone marrow transplant in 2008 and, her health restored, now feels she sees life in a different, more appreciative way. Read her story


UW Health bone marrow transplant patient Ben   

Ben Rouse 


Diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at only 22 years of age, Ben took a pragmatic approach to his double umbilical cord transplant. "It was another challenge I had to face," he says. Read his story


UW Health bone marrow transplant patient Kristin   

Kristin Lueck 


Kristin appreciated her care team's attention prior to her double umbilical cord transplant. "They prepare you so well. They said, 'You're going to be tired and it's going to take your body a long time to adjust. You have to work into this gradually.' " Read her story