Online Health Chat Transcript
Dr. Kalaycio discussed the pros and cons of Umbilical Cord Blood Preservation and Stem Cell collection. He addressed the question of whether or not it is a good idea for parents, babies, and UCB collection companies.
He has been published in numerous scientific publications including Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Leukemia. He also is the editor of a book on leukemia and co-editor of a book on clinical malignant hematology. His research interests focus on testing new treatments for leukemia.
Dunk Tank Raises Money for Hope Lodge
On Sunday, August 26th, The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program hosted an employee picnic featuring food, a corn hole tournament, volleyball, kids’ games, and best of all - a dunk tank for charity! The BMT Staff and Administrators participated in the fun. Dunkees included Dr. Matthew Kalaycio (Director), Dr. Ronald Sobecks, Dr. Robert Dean, Julie Curtis (BMT Administrator), Mary Serafin (BMT Clinical Manager), Sheila Serafino (BMT Accreditation and Quality Manager), and Shawnda Tench (BMT Research Manager). Ticket sales from the dunk tank totaled $500, which was presented to Hope Lodge on September 13th.