Journal editor, developer of marrow transplant program is mourned

Dr. Karl Blume, a pioneer in bone marrow transplantation, has died at age 75. Blume helped start City of Hope research hospital's bone marrow transplant program and was the first editor of the journal Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. "He was one of the pioneers in the development of (stem cell) transplantation as a potential cure for people with leukemia," said Dr. Stephen J. Forman of City of Hope.

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