Good Morning America’s Anchor Robin Roberts Reflects on Her Treatment Experience


Sergio Giralt, Chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, has been honored at The Bone Marrow Foundation’s bi-annual Be A Lifeline Gala.

Dr. Giralt was singled out for his outstanding achievements in the field of bone marrow transplantation with The Bone Marrow Foundation’s inaugural Dr. E. Donnall Thomas Award. ABC-TV’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, who is one of Dr. Giralt’s patients, presented Dr. Giralt with his special honor.

In a videotaped interview, Ms. Roberts said, “He has an exuberance, he’s funny…and he’s the best at what he does… . He researches, he studies, I really appreciated our discussions about clinical trials and how he was very clear about wanting me to participate if I was comfortable… . I hope that through The Foundation and through the work that I do that we can shine a light and let people have a better understanding of what it’s like to walk this path.”