Stem Cell Donor Grants Dallas Man A Life-Restoring Second Chance

A Dallas man named Scott Brock has been given a new lease on life after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in 2019. Brock was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma cancer in 2018 and required a transplant to survive. Finding a donor proved challenging, but a perfect match was eventually found in a donor from Denver who had registered on Be the Match, a national marrow donor program. The anonymous donor agreed to the transplant, and Brock has been cancer-free for four years since the procedure at Baylor Scott & White’s Sammons Cancer Center.

Brock expressed his gratitude for the donor and his desire to meet him someday, saying, “Thank you seems so meaningless; it’s more than that. I would love to give the guy a hug one day.” The importance of bone marrow transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases is highlighted, as 70% of patients who need a transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family. Baylor Scott & White has been performing marrow transplants since 1983 and has completed 6,000 transplants to date. Brock’s wife and three children stood by him throughout his journey, with his wife emphasizing the miraculous nature of witnessing the lifesaving treatment.


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