Blood & Marrow Transplants

For more than 30 years, MUSC has been South Carolina’s leader in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. We are the only combined adult and pediatric FACT (Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) accredited blood and marrow transplant program, and our Hollings Cancer Center is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in the state.

MUSC's experience and innovation with adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplantation have resulted in outcomes that are among the best in the country. Our internationally recognized team of specialists and researchers have reduced associated complications making transplantation possible for people not previously eligible. As a pioneer in blood and marrow transplant research, MUSC is the definitive source of hope for many adult and pediatric patients battling Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, acute and chronic leukemia, multiple myeloma, and other diseases. We perform transplants for a variety of non-malignant conditions including bone marrow failure syndromes, sickle cell disease, and immunodeficiencies.

According to a national report including the years 2014, 2015, and 2016, MUSC achieved an overall survival rate of 76.1% for patients receiving first allogeneic transplants, above the national average of 70.6%.

Patient Referrals

Karena Brown-Aiken
aikenk@musc.edu
Phone: 843-876-2808
Fax: 843-792-1177

Sheryl Green
gresher@musc.edu
Phone: 843-876-1219
Fax: 843-792-1177
Phone: 843-876-1236
Fax: 843-792-9014

Why MUSC?

We have the expertise and the caring team to get you through treatment. Our BMT Program received national recognition as Press Ganey’s team of the year in 2018 for our outstanding care coordination and teamwork in pursuit of delivering safe, high-quality, compassionate care.

Other distinctions include:

  • A designated blood and bone marrow transplant center for South Carolina's Medicaid program.
  • South Carolina's only approved umbilical cord blood transplant program.
  • South Carolina's only pediatric blood and marrow transplant program.
  • A National Marrow Donor Program collection and transplant center since 1993.
  • Certified by the American Society of Blood & Marrow Transplantation.
  • Accredited by FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) since 2003.

Milestones

  • Offered the first CAR-T therapy in SC (3/12/2019)
  • Launched the BMT Outpatient Program (4/18/2018)
  • Celebrated our BMT 2,000th transplant milestone (11/8/2018)
  • Recognized MUSC BMT Program's 30th Anniversary (2/23/2017)
  • Performed:
    • First haploidentical transplant in South Carolina (2009)
    • First reduced intensity transplant in South Carolina (2000)
    • First cord blood transplant in South Carolina (1997)
    • The world’s first outpatient matched unrelated transplant (1996)
    • The first matched unrelated transplant in South Carolina (1993)
    • The first adult and the first pediatric bone marrow transplants in South Carolina (1987)
Press Ganey award winners

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program named Team of Year

Press Ganey announced November 12 the recipients of five prestigious awards - with the Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) receiving the Team of the Year award from a pool of 60 applicants.

About Blood & Marrow Transplantation

At MUSC, patients do not have to wait for a blood or marrow transplant. We specialize in quick access and immediate treatment. Our Blood and Marrow Transplant team creates an individualized treatment plan that is unique to each patient's needs and provides curative therapy for a broad range of illnesses. We also provide opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials, including several for the prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease.

MEDICAL TEAM

The blood and marrow transplant team is the strength of our program and encompasses all of the specialists involved in treating and caring for patients. The team includes dedicated hematologists/oncologists, nurses, blood bank and cryopreservation and an HLA laboratory. These individuals collaborate to ensure each patient receives the care and information necessary for a successful outcome. Each week, the team reviews individual cases, makes treatment recommendations and appointments that accommodate patients’ schedules and preferences. During these meetings, the team also identifies patients who might benefit from joining a clinical trial. The transplant coordinator is the main point of contact between the patient and the team and he or she will be completely familiar with each patient’s needs.

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Patient Resources

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Patient Stories

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

As an NCI-designated cancer center, Hollings is part of a national network of clinical trials, with access to hundreds of trials across the United States.

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