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Steve Buechler

Steve Buechler

AML Patient

Steve Buechler is a recently retired sociologist who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2016. He was treated with chemotherapy and a double umbilical cord blood transplant.  The transplant was from stem cells from a “baby donor” he nicknamed “Ralph” engrafted within three weeks, and he remains cancer-free more than two years after transplant. His memoir How Steve Became Ralph: A Cancer/Stem Cell Odyssey (with Jokes) is available at

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