Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
Roswell Park offers the most experienced adult blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) service in Western New York, performing 160-180 transplants every year. Your multiple myeloma team at Roswell Park will work closely with our BMT specialists to determine whether you might benefit from this lifesaving option, now or in the future. Planning ahead ensures that everything will be in order, if you need a transplant. This is especially important in the unusual instance that you will need to find a blood or marrow donor.
Outcomes for patients treated through the BMT Program at Roswell Park are among the highest in the nation. According to a 2012 report from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), the one-year survival rate for transplant patients treated at Roswell Park between 2008-2010 was higher than expected, placing RPCI among the top 6 percent of U.S. centers offering BMT. The CIBMTR also noted that Roswell Park’s BMT cases for the study period were among the most complex and difficult in the nation.