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About Us

What is the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link?

A second chance at life is our first priority

Established in 1992, the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals before, during, and after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Myra Jacobs founded the nbmtLINK in response to the plight of a woman, Sandy, living in her area.

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

nbmtLINK Hope

Supporting the nbmtLINK

The nbmtLINK relies on funding from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support our important programs. Tax deductible contributions are gratefully received and acknowledged. Please consider making a contribution today.

Our Staff

Peggy Burkhard

Executive Director

Cindy Burke

Director of Finance and Operations

Jennifer Gillette


Licensed Staff Social Worker

Our Board of Directors

Matthew Carpinelli

Matthew Carpinelli


Wealth Manager for Firefighters, Business Owners & Families

Donna Posluszny

Donna Posluszny


Immediate Past President

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh SOM; Associate Director of Training, Biobehavioral Oncology Program; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Lisa M. Zajac

Lisa M. Zajac



Juanita McReynolds

Juanita McReynolds


Transplant Survivor

Asif Alavi


Karmanos Cancer Institute

Bridget Casey

Bridget N. Casey


Two-Time Transplant Survivor

Mike Serra

Mike Serra


Our Advisory Board

Randee Bloom

Randee Bloom


Statement of Equality

The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) believes in equality for all and stands together with other non-profit cancer support organizations to condemn racism and racial disparities.

We are committed to addressing racism and promote diversity, equality and inclusion in cancer care and support. We will do our part each day to help create a climate of inclusion and help overcome racism and racial disparities as we strive to help patients, caregivers, health care professionals successfully navigate the often daunting and difficult cancer journey to full remission and recovery. It is our honor.