Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Q&A with Andre Picard: How stem-cell donation is saving lives

André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail.

Marcos Townsend

In Wednesday's Globe and Mail, public health reporter André Picard wrote about how many patients desperate for a life-saving stem-cell transplant are turning to social media to find matching donors. Earlier, Mr. Picard took your questions, along with stem-cell transplant recipient Candace Weimer. Ms. Weimer has written a book about her transplant experience, When the World Dropped in On Me. Please read the transcript below. Mobile users can click here for a mobile-friendly version.

<iframe src="" width='430' height='800' frameborder='0' style='border: 1px solid #000'></iframe>

Report an error Licensing Options
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at