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Jack Zbiegien

“Without courageous blood and marrow donors, I would not be alive today.”

Jack Zbiegien

When he was 40 years old, Jack Zbiegien went to the doctor with what he thought was an earache. It turned out to be leukemia.

Over the course of 15 months, Jack received more than 300 blood transfusions and a bone marrow transplant that helped him beat cancer. “Without courageous blood and marrow donors, I would not be alive today,” he says. “I am so thankful to have a second chance at life.”

Now in remission, Jack is a member of the Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation board and, in 2023, established Delivering a Cure, a fundraising organization that supports people fighting blood cancer—including investigators at Versiti Blood Research Institute.

“I’m still able to go through surviving,” he says. “It’s a blessing.”

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