Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in Milwaukee, Wis.
International Leaders in Bone Marrow Transplant
Cancer TherapyBlood and marrow transplant is an important treatment option for several kinds of cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Patients receive advanced care for these and other diseases through our Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Program.
Our BMT physicians helped set the standard of care for transplant patients and are pioneers in vital research and clinical trials that continue to advance dynamic treatment options. Since 1980, we have been at the forefront, performing more blood and bone marrow transplants and providing more treatment and quality of life options than any other center in Wisconsin.
Unique in the Milwaukee area, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Day Hospital is open every day to provide outpatient therapy and treatment that might otherwise require hospitalization. Day Hospital services include bone marrow transplants and other infused treatments such as chemotherapy for BMT and other patients. Experienced, compassionate physicians and nurses provide treatment and a high level of care in a convenient, comfortable environment designed to improve patients’ quality of life during treatment.
Personalized Care for Complex Blood Cancers
No matter how far patients have traveled for treatment, they appreciate our personalized care and the holistic way we meet their many needs. A patient-centered approach called the hub concept was developed by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to streamline care, ease patients’ stress and guide them through treatment.
Each patient’s “hub” consists of a new patient coordinator, who gathers medical records and schedules appointments and tests as needed, and a nurse coordinator, an experienced oncology nurse who coordinates the patient’s personalized treatment process. Care is brought to our patients, freeing them from care coordination tasks so they can focus on their recovery.
Nationally Accredited for High Quality Bone Marrow Transplant Care
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program has been accredited by a national organization called the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2001. For patients, this measurement of quality and expertise provides assurance that they are receiving high-quality transplant care and provides a way for them to compare different programs.
FACT-accredited facilities demonstrate the latest knowledge in the field, including stem cell transplant. They also meet strict government regulations, as well as rigorous standards defined by leading experts in the field.
Joint the Registry to Donate
Be The Match® is the name for the registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. Be The Match engages people to get involved by joining the registry, donating umbilical cord blood or contributing financially.
The nbmtLINK Web site is designed to help patients, caregivers and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow and stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.
We are here to help international patients arrange for their care at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.