Cancer Care

Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant

The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program offers state-of-the-art therapy to treat malignancies such as acute and chronic leukemia's, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and bone marrow failure. We are proud to apply the latest advances in both autologous transplantation (stem cells are taken from the patient’s own bone marrow or blood) and allogeneic transplantation (stem cells are collected from a donor) while delivering excellent care. The only dedicated BMT unit in the region, our transplant facility has been specially designed for the provision of the highest quality medical and nursing care. Whether inpatient or outpatient, all transplant-related services are delivered in one self-contained facility.

The unit incorporates the latest in HEPA filtration technology which creates a protective environment and reduces the risk of infection, particularly in the early post-transplant period. Care is not provided "in a plastic bubble" and patient comfort and interaction with loved ones are considered very important. Patients are able to enjoy unrestricted visitation, work out in the unit’s exercise room, watch movies in their rooms, and use the laptop computers provided.

A critical component of the BMT Program at Roper Hospital is the Graft Engineering Facility. The facility processes all stem cell products for transplantation. Our laboratory personnel are involved in the research of innovative approaches for improving the safety and effectiveness of stem cell products.

The transplant unit is staffed by a dedicated and knowledgeable group of board certified physicians, specially trained nurses, pharmacists, social workers and support personnel. Our goal is to provide world-class care to patients and their families using a team approach. Patients receive a continuum of high quality, intensive supportive care throughout the transplant process. 

Medical director Dr. George Geils Jr. began the bone marrow and stem cell program at Roper Hospital


 

For patient referrals or additional information regarding the Blood and Marrow Transplant program contact Susan Frickman, RN, OCN, the clinical coordinator at (843) 724-2296 or Susan.Frickman@rsfh.com.

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