Since the program started in 1992, over 800 bone marrow transplants have been performed. The transplant unit is located in the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital on the 10th floor and has 6 inpatient beds.
Patients receive transplants for:
The program performs both autologous and matched-related allogeneic transplants.
This is a multidisciplinary program working closely with the clinical apheresis service, cryopreservation laboratory, social services, nursing, dietary and radiation oncology for the management of transplant patients. The transplant program coordinates the management of patients both pre- and post-transplant as well as during the transplant admission.
The transplant team actively participates in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN), National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and pharmaceutical research studies. The autologous program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).