Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive BMT programs in the Southeast and has among the best survival rates in the nation for bone marrow transplants.  We are committed to providing clinical excellence and outstanding state-of-the-art and compassionate care for patients with leukemia and those undergoing blood marrow and stem cell transplantation.

Choosing a BMT center can be a difficult and overwhelming decision. The BMT Program at Northside Hospital is one of the most qualified and experienced transplant centers in the United States.

In 2015, Northside had among the best survival outcomes in United States for the seventh consecutive year (2009-15), per data released by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and The Center for International Blood and Mmarrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), [*1] ,[*2]

 

Our Program 

Patients and their families are at the center of our BMT Program. Each individual is treated with respect, dignity and compassion. We believe that having you at the top of the treatment pyramid enables our team to deliver outstanding care and excellent patient satisfaction.

Our BMT Program includes:

  • A BMT physician team who have completed post-hematology/oncology fellowship training in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
  • A highly trained BMT/leukemia team that includes a dedicated nurse coordinators, resourseresource coordinators, clinical research nurses/data management, BMT health psychologist, social worker, clinical BMT Pharm D’s, nutritional services, physical therapy and chaplaincy services.
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • A comprehensive quality management program
  • Coordination of pre and post-transplant care with your referring physician and the most current and state-of-the-art treatment recommendations.
  • Access to cutting edge Research and Clinical Trials so patients do not have to travel outside their community.
  • Only Core NCI BMT-CTN transplant center in the state of Georgia
  • Collaboration with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Innovative Research Partnership: This groundbreaking Blood Cancer Research Partnership (BCRP), dana-farber.org/BCRP, will bring clinical trial testing of innovative blood cancer therapies to community oncology settings across the country. NSH-BMT is one of ten sites who have been selected to participate in this prestigious partnership.
  • NCI- NCORP: Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion have partnered with Georgia CORE to participate in NCORP. NCORP is a five year NCI grant which will provide cancer patients access to the latest NCI clinical trials in their local community.
  • A complete offering of Support and Survivorship programs to help you throughout your journey.

Our Team

Whether you receive your transplant in our state-of-the-art inpatient BMT unit or in the outpatient setting, you will receive the same outstanding care from our dedicated interdisciplinary team of nationally recognized physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, coordinators, clinical BMT Pharm D’s, a dedicated health psychologist, nutritionists, a dedicated social worker, physical therapists and ancillary specialists.

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital is a collaboration between The Blood & Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia (BMTGA) and Northside Hospital. Our BMT physicians have completed hematopoietic stem cell transplant fellowship training at prestigious universities: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; University of California at San Diego; National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and the University of Minnesota. In addition to providing leadership to Northside’s BMT Program, these physicians manage the clinical care of patients in the hospital/outpatient setting and develop state-of-the-art clinical research protocols and treatment plans.

A physician is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about referring a patient to the BMT Program at Northside, please call (404) 255-1930.

Our Facilities

Northside Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities for BMT and leukemia care.

Our dedicated BMT inpatient unit is a state-of-the-art closed, heap-filtered facility used solely for BMT and leukemia patients. This 36-bed unit has private rooms, a specialized pharmacy with the capabilities to mix complex chemotherapy regimens, a dedicated family room and an exercise room. Nursing and mid-level practitioners undergo extensive annual training and competency.

Additional facilities include:

  • HSC Processing Laboratory
  • Flow cytometry/molecular diagnostic laboratories
  • Radiation oncology department
  • Dedicated HEPA air-filtered outpatient treatment center
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) for the treatment of graft vs. host disease
  • Onsite blood donation facility - Atlanta Blood Services

Learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities.

Types of Transplants Performed

The BMT Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest clinical transplant programs in the United States, serving patients undergoing bone marrow/stem cell transplant therapy and providing primary leukemia treatment. We perform the following types of transplants:

  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplants
  • Related and Unrelated Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants
  • Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplants
  • Cord Blood Transplants
  • Nonmyeloablative / Reduced Intensity Stem Cell Transplants

Hematological disorders treated: 

The BMT Program at Northside Hospital meets the criteria of “an excellent transplant center” per guidelines established by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Foundation for Cellular Therapy and the National Marrow Donor Program, are three BMT governing organizations that provide patients and family members with detailed information on how to identify an excellent transplant center through outstanding survival outcomes, experienced/trained staff, comprehensive quality management program and state-of-the-art facilities. 

[*1] Reported outcome data from bethematch.org. This survival information includes only patients who received their first allogeneic transplant between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013 using unrelated or related donors, and who had reported follow-up.

[*2] Final 2015 Transplant Center Specific Survival Report, December 16, 2015

Upcoming Events

2016 Georgia Blood Cancer Conference: A Free Educational Conference for Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals.
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