Shaping the Future of Healthcare

At 6 years old, Lucia is fighting the battle of her life against leukemia, a cancer of the blood. Still in treatment but doing very well, "Lulu" wants to help other children facing a similar fight, so she created "Lulu's Lemonade Stand" to raise money for cancer research. Lulu became the youngest member of our Virginia Brooks Jefferson Giving Society through her generous gift to BloodCenter's Blood Research Institute (BRI). A big gesture from a little girl with a big heart.

Treatment of cancers, blood diseases, heart disease, stroke and immunological disorders begins with Discovery. The pioneering innovations of our scientists, physicians and technologists have led to groundbreaking research in these areas.

BRI Investigator and Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Professor Dr. Subramanian Malarkannan has developed an exciting approach to cancer treatment. He is using the body's own immune system — natural killer cells — as therapy to treat leukemia. Clinical trials of Dr. Malarkannan's approach have begun in pediatric and adult cancer patients with promising results.

BloodCenter's remarkable achievements in basic, translational and clinical research are helping to shape the future of healthcare for patients in our community and around the world.