Read personal stories from families that have been touched by a cord blood donation
or have donated their baby's cord blood to help others.
|Tristan Ross' Story|
Tiffani Hodges is a grateful mother. When her son, Tristin Ross, was 3 years old,
he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. His treatment included a bone marrow
transplant. Then, at the age of 5, Tristin developed acute myelogenous leukemia
(AML) - a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow. In the past five years,
he has received two cord blood transplants at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
of UPMC. Today, Tristin is a healthy, active 10 year old, with no restrictions,
who likes to ride his bike and play outside from dawn to dusk. Tristin’s family
will forever be thankful to the generous mothers who chose to donate their babies’
cord blood to potentially give someone, in this case Tristin, a second chance at
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