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Blood and Marrow Transplant

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Blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a lifesaving therapy for people with cancerous blood disorders such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. Since our first transplant in 1977, we have established a proven record of success. Ours is the region's largest BMT program.

Blood and marrow transplant specialists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are nationally recognized hematologists/oncologists. Through research and clinical trials, we constantly develop new therapies to save more lives.

BMT uses healthy blood-forming cells from bone marrow or the bloodstream to rebuild a healthy blood supply. Different types of blood and marrow transplant may use your own cells for transplant or may use donor-provided cells.

Today, patients pursuing transplant have much shorter wait times for a donor. BMT specialists at
The University of Kansas Cancer Center have made advances in haploidentical transplants, or half-matched transplants. This has increased the number of possible donors and makes patient-donor matches almost immediate, helping even more people.

Blood disorders treatable by transplant

We provide blood and marrow transplant for the full spectrum of blood disorders, cancers and solid tumors, including:

Patients with blood cancers or noncancerous blood disorders usually receive BMT after chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Choosing a Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

You have options when it comes to selecting your partner in treatment for cancerous and noncancerous blood disorders. The process can be overwhelming, but the decision is crucial to achieving the best possible outcome. Download our checklist to help you research your choices.

Download checklist here

Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient BMT care

The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion is a comfortable, convenient and safe setting for comprehensive outpatient blood and marrow transplant care. We provide BMT services designed for the unique needs of hospitalized patients and their loved ones.

We partner with you, your family and your healthcare providers and are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care to meet your needs. Our combination of research, education and patient care ensures the best possible outcome. Our trained BMT nurses and support staff help you with every aspect of the transplant survivorship journey, including nutrition, managing side effects and emotional support.

Lodging and concierge service

If you live outside the Kansas City metro region, you may need to make short- or long-term lodging arrangements. Our dedicated travel consultant and concierge assistant will help you with lodging, transportation and other amenities. Call weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Standard Time.

  • Toll-free at 844-323-1227, then press 4
  • International callers, dial 00-1-913-588-1227

Ask the concierge to send or email you a Patient Comfort & Travel Guide for information on nearby lodging, dining and other amenities.

Questions to ask your care provider

Receiving a blood cancer diagnosis can be scary and stressful. That's why it's important you take the time to question and understand your options, and to seek a second opinion if you so choose. Please download this series of questions we have created for you to ask your provider before beginning treatment.

Cancer patient Shruti Kohli with donor.

Still going strong

Shruti Kohli was blindsided by a leukemia diagnosis. Exceptional care, a loving family and the selfless gift of a stranger helped her survive.

Shruti's story

Hear Meghan Woody's experience at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a national leader in blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy.

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Start your path today.

Your journey to health starts here. Call 913-588-1227 or request an appointment at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.