Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) is a procedure to replace disordered bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. The Bone Marrow Transplant Program embedded at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) offers state-of-the-art stem cell transplant treatment. NCCCR has received re-accreditation by Joint Commission International, endorsing the quality and safety across all clinical and management functions. 

Our BMT Program brings together compassionate care, multidisciplinary collaboration, and the latest research innovations to deliver care and outcomes that are comparable to leading hospitals worldwide. The Program offers autologous transplants (in which cells are harvested from the patient themselves), and allogeneic matched related donor transplants (in which stem cells are harvested from a donor) for patients aged 14 years and above. A haploidentical (half-matched) transplant is offered to patients who do not have a matched related or unrelated donor. 

The Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Unit is a five bed, specially-designed unit equipped with a highly efficient air flow and filter system (HEPA filters) to ensure a safe environment of care. 

The BMT Program offers transplantation for hematologic malignancies (acute and chronic leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and multiple myeloma), and nonmalignant diseases (severe aplastic anemia, congenital bone marrow failure syndromes, thalassemia and sickle cell disease). 

Patients undergo a thorough evaluation to determine whether they are fit to receive a stem cell transplant. If they are deemed eligible, we prepare them fully for the procedure. 

Our BMT Program offers professional experience in performing both autologous and allogeneic transplantation. The Program is also a member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). 

Our transplantation team consists of physicians, clinical pharmacists, nurses, nurse coordinators, transplant coordinators, donor advocates, nutritionists, psychologists, and social workers. A dedicated team of doctors, nurses, quality management and transplant coordinators are trained and devoted to the stem cell transplantation program services. Their focus is on performing every procedure safely and effectively and carefully monitoring and caring for patients before, during and after transplantation. We use a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive and supportive care to all patients, donors, and their families. 

Additional resources are provided by other units within NCCCR including transfusion medicine and pharmacy. We also work with a variety of programs at NCCCR such as Medical Oncology Department, Radiology Department, Radiation Oncology, and Fertility Preservation Unit.