It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. Hans Messner on July 24, 2018. Dr. Messner left the world an immeasurably better place – through his vast accomplishments in the science of stem cell transplantation, his leadership in the blood cancer community, his input on government policy, and perhaps most of all, his impact on the lives of his patients and their families. Those of us who were lucky enough to work with him through the years were inspired and changed, by his warmth, energy, persistence, humility and vision. You would happily set your alarm for 5 am to lend him a hand.
I’m one of those people he left more inspired than he found me. Thank you and goodbye Hans. We will miss you.
— Tanis Steward and the Sosido Team