Overview

Mayo Clinic's bone marrow (stem cell) transplant team is recognized internationally for its expertise in comprehensive specialty treatment for people with blood and bone marrow diseases. Mayo Clinic is one of the largest providers of bone marrow transplants in the United States. It has performed nearly 10,000 stem cell transplants at its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

At Mayo Clinic, bone marrow transplant experts help adults and children with leukemia and other blood, plasma and bone marrow diseases. Your doctors will talk with you about all treatment options appropriate for you, including experimental treatments, and deliver care tailored to your needs.

Mayo Clinic bone marrow transplant experts are involved in patient care and research in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center ranks in the top tier of cancer centers in the United States for Cancer research, treatment and education. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Mayo Clinic's experts focus on your needs, bringing to your situation the strength of their:

  • Experience. Specialists in bone marrow transplant and hematology at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience helping people with all types of diseases, including very rare ones. For example, they are leaders in the use of blood stem cell transplants to treat amyloidosis.

    Each year, more than 30,000 people with blood diseases are treated at Mayo Clinic, and more than 700 of them undergo bone marrow transplants. This experience means your doctors are prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide exactly the care you need.

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, bone marrow transplant physicians form a multidisciplinary team with experts from other areas to evaluate your condition and develop an individualized treatment plan. They work with doctors trained in blood diseases (hematologists), cancer (oncologists) and other specialties (for example, lung, heart and kidney specialists). Mayo Clinic staff efficiently coordinates care as needed between its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
  • Care focused on you. Mayo Clinic's bone marrow transplant specialists are focused on your needs and your family needs. Doctors, nurses, social workers and others provide whole-person care based on your goals and situation. For example, a bone marrow transplant may be conducted as a hospital-based outpatient procedure, which reduces the time you'll spend in the hospital.
  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic patients benefit from Mayo's nationally accredited on-site advanced cell processing laboratory to prepare cells for transplant. The Human Cellular Therapy Laboratory develops and produces safe cellular products for research and patient care. And Mayo Clinic is accredited by the National Marrow Donor Program as a specialized center for matched unrelated donor stem cell transplants.
  • Innovative research. Mayo Clinic researchers make bone marrow transplants safer and improve the lives of people who need them. Their innovative treatments harness the body's immune system, make use of new stem cell technologies and prevent complications such as graft versus host disease.

    Mayo Clinic bone marrow transplant physicians and hematologists work with other hospitals in the United States and internationally to conduct clinical trials. The close connection between clinical care and research at Mayo Clinic makes it possible for eligible patients to enroll in clinical trials, where they may receive new treatments.

    Mayo Clinic bone marrow transplant experts and hematologists are also involved in patient care and research in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. This center ranks in the top tier of cancer centers in the United States.

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, children and adolescents with blood disorders receive care through the Children's Center. Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, doctors trained in blood diseases and cancer (hematologists and oncologists) partner with Phoenix Children's Hospital to treat children who may need bone marrow transplants. Together the two hospitals oversee a single bone marrow transplant program for children.

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, hematologists and oncologists partner with Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson Children's Hospital to treat children who may need bone marrow transplants.

Services

Mayo Clinic's Bone Marrow Transplant Program provides consultations, evaluations and treatment for patients who would potentially benefit from a bone marrow transplant.

Mayo Clinic bone marrow transplant specialists work with a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. They have expertise in many areas of bone marrow transplant, including those listed below. Not all services are available at each of Mayo Clinic's three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.