Michael Robinson

Leukemia patient and CAR-T cellular therapy recipient.

Michael Robinson

Michael was 39 when he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He underwent five different types of chemotherapy treatments, and currently receives CAR-T cellular therapy to turn his own cells into cancer fighters. 

While Michael may still need a bone marrow transplant to survive, he is hopeful that new research and discoveries into CAR-T cell therapy can help him and other patients conquer cancer and get a second chance at life. 

“CAR-T research is important, because it works and gives hope,” he says.


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We must rely on each other for the gift of blood, and patients in your community rely on the generosity of Versiti’s blood donors to help. Please consider scheduling an appointment to donate. If this is your first time, donating blood is quick, easy and relatively painless. And, it is a great way to give back and help patients in your community.

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