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Hawkins out of hospital

Hawkins out of hospital
by Wayne Moore - Story: 36533
Jan 12, 2008 / 5:00 am

Kelowna-Mission MLA, Sindi Hawkins, is out of hospital after undergoing a second bone marrow transplant in December.

Hawkins will remain in Vancouver for a couple of months. She will be monitored for complications in the bone marrow transplant outpatient clinic.

It was announced November 1, 2007, that Hawkins had been diagnosed with a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia.

She was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago and managed to make a full recovery with the help of a bone marrow transplant.

Her younger sister, Seema Ahluwalia, was again her donor for this second bone marrow transplant.

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Sindi as she enters the
next phase of her care. We also join her in urging people across British
Columbia to seriously consider being a blood donor on a regular basis.
It really does save lives," says Premier Gordon Campbell in a prepared statement.

Hawkins says she is thrilled to be out of the hospital and again on the road to recovery.

"I am grateful to all my nurses and doctors for the exceptional care I received," says Hawkins.

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