David Marks was appointed Professor of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the University of Bristol in 2007 and was previously director of the Bristol Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit in 2003. David brings both an outsider’s perspective on the NHS as an Australian who spent his early life, including medical training, in Australia and later worked for three years in Philadelphia, and an insider’s perspective as a distinguished professor firmly embedded in the medical establishment, having lived in the UK for over three decades. His clinical practice and research focus on stem cell transplantation and the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He is a world authority in cellular therapy for adult ALL but is also deeply interested in patient welfare, a major preoccupation of Life Blood. He has been a writer his whole professional life, but this is the first book he has written for a general, non-medical audience.
Life Blood, written by a renowned leukaemia physician, tells unforgettable stories of his leukaemia patients’ battles to be cured but also uniquely describes the stresses that doctors face when looking after extremely ill young people during an extraordinary time in their lives.In reflecting on h...