This page has been created to honor: Dr. Donall Thomas

Dr. Thomas
photo © Susie Fitzhugh
Dr. Thomas and his team were the pioneers in bone marrow transplantation. Without the work of Dr. Thomas, Stefan Morsch and thousands of other leukaemia patients would have never received a chance for a healthy life.
In recognition of his work, Thomas received many awards, among them the 1990 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for this lifesaving work.

courtesy of Nobel Foundation
courtesy of Nobel Foundation
The Morsch family first met Dr. Thomas when Stefan received his bone marrow transplant in 1984 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. It was his knowledge and his strong support that helped the Morsch family in the establishment of the first unrelated donor registry in Germany.

Even after their retirement Don Thomas and his wife Dottie always stayed committed to the fight against leukaemia and supported the work of the Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung.

Don and Dottie Thomas visiting the Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung
Don and Dottie Thomas visiting the Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung
In appreciation of his work Don Thomas received the Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung Medal and a painting that Emil Morsch and his daughter Susanne presented to him during one of the many visits to Seattle.

Don Thomas received the Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung Medal and a painting
We want to express our deepest gratitude for all that Don and Dottie Thomas have done for Stefan and thousands of patients around the world and want to thank him for all his hard work and dedication in the medical field.


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