BMT Patient Experience

  • Philip McCarthy, MD, Colleen Warren, RN, CHTC, & Lora Yoerg, RN, BSN, discuss treatment with BMT survivor, Ashley Misko.

Our Promise

Working closely with your primary care physician and oncologist, our world-class team of experts—who focus exclusively on understanding, preventing, and curing cancer—will support you and your family throughout the blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) process. You have our unconditional promise that you will have full access to the information, options, services and resources you need to be an active, informed, and satisfied participant in all aspects of your transplant care.

Time to First Appointment

All BMT candidates are seen within one week of referral to Roswell Park. In cases where timing is especially crucial, patients are seen within 24 hours.

Quality of Life at Roswell Park

Our BMT Inpatient Center

At first BMT patients stay in the hospital for an average of two to three weeks for autologous and four to five weeks for allogeneic transplant, so we have created an inpatient center that combines safety, comfort, and freedom of movement. Every room is private, with a private bathroom, floor-to-ceiling viewing window, phone, and TV with DVD player. A comfortable easy chair converts into a daybed so a loved one can stay overnight, if permitted. A camera in each room enables nursing staff to monitor patients more closely if needed.

All rooms have free WiFi to keep you connected during your stay. You may bring a laptop from home or borrow one from the Resource Center for Patients & Families.

Exercise, when permitted, is an important part of the recovery, so exercise equipment is available in the BMT Center. When you’re ready for some fun, try out the portable Wii game system.

Visitors

Visitors are welcome in the BMT Center at any hour of any day and can relax in the comfortably furnished solarium right outside the BMT Center. The solarium is equipped with a visitor restroom, washer and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, television and phone, making longer visits more comfortable.