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Blood & Marrow Transplant

About the Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

If you have been diagnosed with leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphoma or another type of cancer, you may be a candidate for a bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell (baby blood forming cell) transplant. Years ago such transplants were almost all performed using bone marrow. More recently, the field has largely shifted to obtaining the cells needed for transplant from the blood.

Why Jefferson?

The Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) team at Jefferson delivers the skilled and comprehensive care you need.  Jefferson is advancing the state of the art in this field, and is capable of successfully performing transplants that are not undertaken by most transplant centers around the country.  In fact, Jefferson has become the go-to program to which many physicians from other well-known institutions send their patients when they don't have another option to offer.

Rated a Top Hospital for Cancer by U.S. News & World Report, Jefferson meets the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) standards for blood and marrow transplantation. Our physicians are committed to providing you with thorough and compassionate care prior to, during and after your bone marrow transplant procedure. As with other transplants, an appropriate donor must be identified. Once a donor has been selected, you will be prepped for the procedure.

Preparations for a bone marrow transplant vary depending on:

  • The type of transplant
  • The disease requiring transplant
  • Your tolerance for certain medications

In some cases, transplants using your own cells (autologous transplants) are appropriate. This is also within the range of services that we provide.

Your Bone Marrow Transplant Team

The BMT team at Jefferson is highly skilled and known for excellence in providing compassionate and state-of-the-art care to meet your needs as a bone marrow transplant patient. Our inpatient unit has been recognized for providing some of the highest levels of patient satisfaction. Throughout the course of your care, your BMT team is committed to offering you the most comprehensive care and a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment. Team members consist physicians, nurses, coordinators, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists, physical therapists and others, depending upon your specific needs. Team members work and coordinate with each other to make sure that your bone marrow transplant goes smoothly and that you have a speedy recovery.