Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Patient Stories | Max Meyer

Sister's Bone Marrow Gives Life to Boy with Aplastic Anemia

Story Update:

Max Meyer makes a point to count each day. Every mark on the calendar is another day since he received bone marrow from his little sister, Ellee, during a transplant at Cincinnati Children's. Max, who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, needed his sister's bone marrow because his own did not produce sufficient new cells to replenish blood cells. But Max is now a healthy teen, playing golf & basketball on his high school team. In this "Tell Me a Story," he talks with his mom, Kristi, about being a survivor.

Other Helpful Information

resources and support
  • Some answers to frequently asked questions can be found in videos that we produced for our patients and their families. See the videos.
  • Our patients and their families receive an introductory binder prior to their transplant to help them understand the transplant process. Download patient education.