Blood and Marrow Transplant
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
(PBSCT) are procedures that restore stem cells that have been destroyed by high
doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. There are three types of transplants:
- In autologous transplants,
patients receive their own stem cells.
- In syngeneic transplants, patients receive stem cells from
their identical twin.
- In allogeneic transplants,
patients receive stem cells from someone other than the patient or an identical
twin. The patient’s brother, sister, or parent may serve as the donor,
or a person not related to the patient (an unrelated donor) may be used.
Patients at UMGCC receive the most advanced treatments available and are seen
and evaluated by a skilled transplant team, including medical oncologists/hematologists,
pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and genetic counselors,
Our team of specialists offers a comprehensive array
of services designed to provide patients with the most effective care possible.
- Consultations on complicated cases
- Self-contained state-of-the-art unit dedicated to allogeneic and autologous
stem cell transplantation
- Hepa-filtered inpatient transplantation unit designed to provide optimum
protection from infection in an environment that is comfortable for patients
and family members
- Allogeneic/syngeneic/autologous stem cell transplantation services
- On-site stem cell collection facility
- Developmental translational programs in adoptive immunotherapy, stem cell
manipulation, and graft engineering
- New therapies
- Sophisticated HLA (tissue typing) laboratory
Patients have complete access to the full range of medical support services
at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
This page was last updated on:
March 5, 2008.