American Society of Hematology

E. Donnall Thomas (1920-2012)




Edward Donnall Thomas, MD, known as "Don" to his friends, was born in a small town in central Texas in 1920. His most notable achievement, the Nobel Prize in Medicine, was awarded in 1990 for his development of bone marrow transplantation, which could cure patients with advanced leukemia. Dr. Thomas served as ASH president in 1988. He was a professor emeritus at the University of Washington and director emeritus of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Thomas died on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. He was 92.

To learn more about Dr. Thomas and his achievements, watch the tribute video below created by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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