Stem-Cell Transplant Saves Man's Life

June 2009 – When retired construction worker Jim Whitworth of O’Fallon, Mo., was diagnosed with a form of acute myeloid leukemia in March 2008, he was told he had just a few weeks to live. Siteman Cancer Center physicians performed a stem-cell transplant – using cells donated by his sister – to save his life. “I’m hoping someone that does see me cannot get depressed if they have to go through the same thing,” Whitworth says. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel for the job they do at Siteman.”

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