Tulane Medical Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program was established in 1994 in partnership with Tulane University School of Medicine and has performed more than 400 life-saving blood and marrow transplants. The program continues to grow as a leader in the area serving as the first fully accredited Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) facility in Louisiana. Tulane’s highly specialized multi-disciplinary team creates individualized treatment plans for each bone marrow transplant patient and all of our patients have access to the latest clinical trials and therapies.
- Member of the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, one of the largest providers of blood cancer care including blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) across the United States and United Kingdom. Through its commitment to the highest level of quality standards, infrastructure, training and research, the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network provides an unparalleled experience for patients seeking treatment.
- First FACT accredited adult center in the state of Louisiana for both autologous and allogeneic transplants, performing related and unrelated donor transplants.
- Only National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) transplant, apheresis and collection center for adults in Louisiana.
Tulane Medical Center’s Adult Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program treat patients with more than a dozen different conditions. Diseases targeted by bone marrow and stem cell transplantation include:
- Autoimmune disease
- Aplastic anemia
- Acute myeloblastic and lymphoblastic leukemia
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Hodgkin's disease
- Germ cell carcinoma
- Ewing's sarcoma
- Other non-malignant hematologic diseases
Types of Transplants Offered
- Autologous - patient serves as his or her own donor
- Allogeneic - another person serves as the patient’s donor
- Syngeneic - an identical twin serves as the patient’s donor
- Myeloablative and non-myeloablative transplants
Tulane Medical Center Cancer Center offers patients access to stem cell transplant clinical trials. Clinical research brings our patients the opportunity to participate in promising therapies early in their development.
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
The Tulane Medical Center Bone Marrow Transplant Unit is a dedicated area located within Tulane Medical Center. It features an advanced air filtration system that keeps dangerous organisms away from patients weakened by treatment, thereby reducing complications. A stem cell transplant processing laboratory is housed on the transplant unit and is capable of cryopreservation and storage of bone marrow and peripheral blood cells, as well as graft engineering and progenitor evaluation.
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