Blood and Marrow Transplant Services
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) are procedures that restore stem cells that have been destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. There are three types of transplants:
- In autologous transplants, patients receive their own stem cells.
- In syngeneic transplants, patients receive stem cells from their identical twin.
- In allogeneic transplants, patients receive stem cells from someone other than the patient or an identical twin. The patient's brother, sister, or parent may serve as the donor, or a person not related to the patient (an unrelated donor) may be used.
Patients at UMGCCC receive the most advanced treatments available and are seen and evaluated by a skilled transplant team, including medical oncologists/hematologists, pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and genetic counselors, among others.
Our team of specialists offers a comprehensive array of services designed to provide patients with the most effective care possible. Services include:
- Consultations on complicated cases
- Self-contained state-of-the-art unit dedicated to allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantation
- HEPA-filtered inpatient transplantation unit designed to provide optimum protection from infection in an environment that is comfortable for patients and family members
- Allogeneic/syngeneic/autologous stem cell transplantation services
- On-site stem cell collection facility
- Developmental translational programs in adoptive immunotherapy, stem cell manipulation, and graft engineering
- New therapies
- Sophisticated HLA (tissue typing) laboratory
Patients have complete access to the full range of medical support services at the University of Maryland Medical Center.