05:43pm Wednesday 23 August 2017

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Reaches 1,000th Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Milestone

Mayo Clinic is a regional referral center and performs more than 200 adult stem cell transplants each year. The long-running program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the National Bone Marrow Donor Program.

“This milestone represents Mayo Clinic’s commitment to the highest-quality care for these extremely compromised patients, as well as the commitment of our staff to our patients,” says Roberta Adams, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s BMT Program.

 

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“The program has developed a broad referral base and strives to ensure that patients receive the very best care without leaving their home state,” says James Slack, M.D., the program’s adult clinical director.

Mayo Clinic’s BMT program provides consultations, evaluations and treatment for patients who would potentially benefit from a stem cell transplant. BMT procedures include allogeneic (using donated stem cells), related and unrelated myeloablative or non-myeloablative, and autologous (using the patient’s own, stored stem cells). Patients who are younger than age 18 are cared for through Mayo Clinic’s pediatric program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Approximately 30 BMTs are performed at PCH each year.

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