Bone Marrow Transplant

UMMC Bone Marrow Transplant - Adult


The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers the state's only program for transplanting stem cells gathered from circulating blood, bone marrow, and cord blood. Blood and marrow stem cell transplants are one of the treatment options for adults and children with immune deficiencies, metabolic disorders, sickle cell diseases, and certain types of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma.

Our program

The bone marrow transplant program at UMMC began in 1992 with four transplants. As of 2015, we have performed over 1,000 blood and marrow stem cell transplants.

Our clinical program, bone marrow harvest and apheresis collection areas, and marrow transplant processing lab have all been continuously accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2002.

We are also affiliated with the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) network as a center for transplants, donors, collection, and apheresis.

Our facilities

UMMC's continuum of care includes a 12-bed transplant unit featuring special HEPA filtration, kitchen and laundry, children's activity room, wireless Internet, family visiting room, and outpatient infusion center.

Our facilities also include an on-site stem cell collection, processing, and storage center that is FDA registered and FACT accredited.

Our team

Our care team includes adult and pediatric hematologists, patient care coordinators, and a low nurse-to-patient ratio. We are a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work together to care for patients and families.

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