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BMT transplant volume
Why we measure it: Children's Wisconsin has over 30 years of experience and was one of the original pioneers in pediatric blood and marrow transplantation. We have one of the largest cancer and blood disorders programs in the country and have performed over 1,100 transplants to date. Our top-notch medical care, groundbreaking research and proven outcomes places our cancer program among the top 10 in the nation.
About the data: Our volumes have increased significantly since our program inception in 1980. The transplant types performed are autologous, allogeneic related donor, allogeneic unrelated donor and cord blood.
What this means: Outcomes data show survival information patients with a similar disease. The information cannot predict the outcomes of any one person. One person's response may be very different from another person's. Survival outcomes only provide a partial picture. A patient's specific medical condition, health, previous treatments and other factors also must be considered. Patients should refer questions to their doctors, transplant center staff or another health care professional.
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How we provide the best care
- Our blood and marrow transplant program is recognized worldwide for expertise in autologous (using the patient's own stem cells) and allogeneic (using stem cells from a donor) transplants. We use any type of stem cell source which includes unrelated donor cord blood, unrelated marrow and mismatched family members as donors.
- Our center has named a US News & World Report as a 2013-14 top 10 cancer center and was ranked among the top 10 cancer centers in the country by Parents magazine.
- Our program has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2001. This honor is awarded to select hospitals who voluntarily undergo a rigorous certification process to ensure they are providing the most advanced and comprehensive care.