Nearly 70 percent of all patients in need of a stem cell transplant do not have an exact-match donor within their families and may have a difficult time finding a match among unrelated donors who volunteer to participate in national blood and marrow registries.
It’s for this reason that the UF Health Cancer Center has adopted first-in-the-state use of cord-blood transplantation and “half-match” transplantation programs from mismatched family members. This program has led to viable donor options for nearly all patients in need of a transplant.
The Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research reports that the UF Health Cancer Center’s one-year, risk-adjusted survival rate is in the top 2.5 percent for all transplant centers nationwide.
The Blood and Marrow Transplant and Leukemia Program and hematologic malignancies services offer inpatient and outpatient services using a multidisciplinary care approach that optimizes patient outcomes.
UF Health has successfully performed stem cell transplantation to treat a broad variety of malignant and benign hematologic disorders, including:
- Acute and chronic leukemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease
- Myeloproliferative syndrome
- Severe aplastic anemia