BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION (BMT) PROGRAM
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. The Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at the UI Health performs autologous and allogenic transplants in patients with cancers of the bone marrow, specific solid tumorous cancers, and non-neoplastic blood disorders, such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell disease.
Through ongoing research, we continue to develop new and innovative treatment options using all available stem cells resources, including peripheral blood cells, cord blood, and bone marrow.
Diseases that may be treated with BMT include:
- Acute and chronic leukemia
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodyplastic syndrome
- Aplastic anemia
- Germ cell tumors
- Sickle cell disease
- Other bone marrow disorders
The BMT Program at UI Health serves 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 marrow transplantation. Their focus is on performing the procedure safely, while carefully overseeing 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.
Outpatient Care Center
1801 W. Taylor
Chicago, IL 60612
For more information or to make a referral to the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, call 312.413.3139.