Blood 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.
International Leaders in Bone Marrow Transplant
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.
For the fifth year in a row, the Froedtert & MCW Blood and Marrow Transplant Program’s patient survival rates were ranked as "better than expected" by the Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Database annual BMT center specific analysis. Out of approximately 180 BMT centers in the country, our program is one of only 12 in the country that performed better than expected during the evaluation years represented in the report, and one of only five that performed at that level for five years in a row.
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.
Join the Registry to Donate
Be The Match® is the name of the registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program.
You may be surprised to know how easy it is to register to be a donor. Simply click on the link, fill out an online form and return four swabs, which are sent right to your home. Around 70 percent of people who need bone marrow transplants need a matching donor who isn’t a family member. You could “be the match” and save a life.
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.
Second Opinion for Blood and Marrow Transplant
Second opinions provide patients with the reassurance that a diagnosis is accurate and that they know all of the treatment options available to them. Learn more about our Cancer Second Opinion Program.
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.
The Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet) is dedicated to providing transplant patients, survivors and their loved ones with emotional support and high quality, easy-to-understand information about bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplants.
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