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A marrow transplant can offer patients hope for a cure. Many of the transplant recipients that NMDP serves are children. Pediatric patients require a unique and specialized approach to their care. But according to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, only 4% of federal funding provided for cancer research is allocated towards treating childhood cancer, many of which require a blood stem-cell transplant as their best chance for a cure.

In honor of a beloved wife, mother and bone marrow transplant (BMT) nurse, the Barbara Buchbinder Nurse Research Program was established through a philanthropic gift to NMDP Foundation, to support focused research from BMT nurses to improve transplant experience and outcomes for our pediatric patients. Through an application & review process facilitated by NMDP, an annual research grant will be awarded to a chosen BMT nurse.

You can join the Buchbinder family in supporting research focused on improving patient outcomes by giving a gift today.

“The Barbara Buchbinder Nurse Research Program commemorates Barbara’s desire to change the lives of pediatric transplant patients through impactful research. Her spirit will continue through the next generation of pediatric nurse researchers so honored to receive this incredible award.”
—Dr. Jeffery Auletta, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Director, NMDP

Barbara Buchbinder Nurse Research Program Scholars

Brenna McGinn, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2024
Children's Hospital of Colorado