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Stem cells and survivorship
At first glance, sisters Christina Nunn and Susanne Latney couldn’t seem more different. But in 2015, when Nunn was diagnosed with leukemia, they discovered they shared an important trait: an identical set of human leukocyte antigens (HLA). The discovery soon led to an even closer bond, when Nunn underwent a procedure to infuse her system with healthy stem cells donated by her sister. The Maryland sisters share their journey of discovery and survivorship.