Bone Marrow Transplant (Stem Cell Transplant) for Leukemia

Roswell Park offers the most experienced adult blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) service in Western New York, performing 160-180 transplants every year.

Take a tour of the new Bill and Jane Greene Transplant and Cellular Therapy Center, which opened in February 2021.

A blood or marrow transplant is also called a bone marrow transplant or stem cell transplant, because it involves hematopoietic stem cells. Because BMT offers the best chance for curing leukemia, Roswell Park physicians who treat leukemia patients work closely with our BMT specialists in monitoring the status of all of our leukemia patients and identifying those who might benefit from this lifesaving option. Planning ahead ensures that everything will be in order if you should need a transplant. This is especially important if you will need to find a donor.

Timing is critical

It is very important that you and your doctor start the BMT process as soon as possible after your diagnosis is confirmed. About 15 percent of patients who come to Roswell Park to be evaluated for BMT cannot undergo transplant, because they were referred too late. The longer you wait, the more time the disease has to move ahead, and that reduces the chance for a successful transplant.

Bone marrow transplant (stem cell transplant) at Roswell Park

Roswell Park offers transplants for adult patients between the ages of 18 and 80, with a separate program for pediatric patients.

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