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#SesameStreet▶ #SocialCurrentSee®

TWITTER moments (like this one destined to be flipped to TriviaWorth®) and social media content now archive the birth and creative anniversary of the long-running PBS children's series, #SesameStreet▶  The rollout of the iconic educational show happened during my senior year in college, so I was a bit outside of the show's target demographic▶ A personal, close-up encounter with Sesame Street programming happened for me when I joined PBS-affiliate WSRE-TV in Pensacola, FL, as the promotional manager in the fall of 1970▶ That was my first post-graduate job in my chosen profession of communications, although it only lasted about three months as I moved forward to a public relations position for a large medical tech reference lab in Portland, Oregon▶ Today, Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization, reaching millions of children every day in more than 150 countries▶

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#StemCell #Transplant▶ #SocialCurrentSee®

Bone marrow transplants, aka stem cell transplants (SCT) offer a second chance for people with life-threatening blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies. I know because I am one of the SCT success stories from the place known as City of Hope (COH).▶ COH performed its first bone marrow transplant in 1976. Since then, thousands of patients from virtually every state and dozens of countries have undergone bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplants at COH.▶ Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, usually derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood.▶  It may be autologous (the patient's own stem cells are used), allogeneic (the stem cells come from a donor) or syngeneic (from an identical twin).▶ It is a medical procedure in the field of hematology, most often performed for patients with certain cancers of the blood or bone marrow, such as multiple myeloma, lymphoma (my DX) or …