Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program
What is a Bone Marrow Transplant?
A Bone Marrow Transplant or BMT is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells.
- Watch Jonathan's video, Biking Past Leukemia
- Read about the two brothers have been cured of their sickle cell disease through a stem cell transplant that is performed without chemotherapy
The BMT Program at the University of Illinois Hospital performs autologous and allogenic transplants in patients with different types of cancer of the bone marrow, specific solid tumors (e.g. testicular cancer) or non-neoplastic blood disorders, such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.
Through ongoing research, we continue to develop new and innovative treatment options using all available stem cells resources. These cell sources include:
- Peripheral Blood Cells
- Cord Blood
- Bone Marrow
Diseases that may be treated with BMT:
- Acute and Chronic Leukemia
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Hodgkin's Disease
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodyplastic Syndrome
- Aplastic Anemia
- Germ Cell Tumors
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Other bone marrow disorders
Our BMT team and specialists serve a diverse ethnic patient population, providing personalized treatment and care to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses, physician assistants and transplant coordinators are specially trained in and solely devoted to bone and marrow transplantation. Their focus is on performing the procedure safely, while carefully managing the patient’s pain management before, during and after the transplant. The entire team is in constant communication with each other as well as the patient’s family and referring physician.
To Request an Appointment or for More Information
The Blood and Marrow Transplant program at University of Illinois Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent patient-centered care. For more information or to make a referral to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, please call 312.413.3139.
1801 W. Taylor, M/C 821
Chicago, IL 60612
BMT Program Mailing Address
840 S. Wood St., Suite 820-E (M/C 713)
Chicago, IL 60612