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Bone Marrow Transplant

If you or a loved one needs a bone marrow transplant, expect superior care at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Since the program began in 1994, hundreds of transplants have been completed.

The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program offers the most comprehensive care for blood and marrow transplant services in Central New England including:

  • Unrelated bone marrow transplants (from someone who is not a relative)
  • Allogeneic transplants (from someone else)
  • Autologous bone marrow transplants (from one’s own blood or bone marrow)
  • Stem cell transplants
  • Cord blood transplants
  • CAR T therapy

Care Surrounds the Family

Our transplant team is led by physicians who provide our patients and their families with transplant education, preparation, support and care. Experts are trained to help our patients and their families through each step of the transplant process.

Services We Provide

  • A dedicated inpatient unit with a special air handling system protecting our patients who no longer have resistance to infection
  • A centralized patient monitoring system, which includes nurses with expertise in high-dose chemotherapy administration and management of transplant-related side effects
  • A physician available 24/7 to respond to sudden changes in our patients’ conditions
  • Consultation and care from experts in multiple specialties
  • An on-site, 24-hour blood bank and human leukocyte antigen testing lab
  • Research and clinical trials

Searching the World for a Match

We are one of only five sites in New England that does unrelated bone marrow transplants. Our BMT Program searches registries around the world for donors that match patients. When a donor is located and treatment begins, stem cells are collected and transplanted.

What You Need to Know About Our Care

  • We are one of only five hospitals in New England to do bone marrow transplants from donors who are not related to each other.
  • Patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials that include the latest scientific research when available.
  • Our program is fully accredited.

Research and Clinical Trials

Working with UMass Chan Medical School, the Cancer Center serves as a forum for education and research. Extensive cancer research and clinical trials are conducted so you benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment options that come from this research.

Diseases We Treat

  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders
  • Severe aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease

Frequently Asked Questions about our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program