Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
(352) 733-0972 

Overview

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at UF Health is comprised of a specialized, comprehensive team that is available to assist you with your care throughout your transplant experience.  The Program began in 1981 and is the state’s longest established transplant program.  We have performed more than 2000 transplants for both adults and pediatrics for diseases such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphomas, neuroblastoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, testicular cancer, aplastic anemia, certain genetic disorders and immunodeficiency syndromes.

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is part of the UF Health Cancer Center, an interdisciplinary initiative connecting clinicians and scientists who perform original scientific research as well as conduct research protocols to enhance strategies for the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of cancer.  You may be invited to participate in clinical trials which offer new tests or treatments that are appropriate for your disease.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team

Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of experienced University of Florida transplant physicians, RN transplant coordinators, physician assistants, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and support staff. Our interdisciplinary team meets weekly to carefully review patient information and develop the best possible treatment plan for each individual.  Our team works together to provide a comprehensive evaluation and determine the best course of treatment available. To augment the services of our multidisciplinary team, our patients benefit from numerous services including:

  • Dental services
  • Radiation therapy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Clinical trial enrollment
  • Psychosocial support
  • Patient educators and resources
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Support groups

Comprehensive Patient Care

A pre-transplant evaluation with all tests done at Shands at UF usually takes three to five days to complete.  You will undergo pre-BMT evaluation and counseling before you are admitted to the Shands at BMT unit.  Your BMT evaluation typically consists of the following:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Dental evaluation
  • Radiation Therapy consultation (if necessary)
  • BMT education class
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Psychosocial evaluation (meeting with BMT social worker)
  • Evaluation by a physician who will place your central venous catheter (CVL)
  • Meeting with a protocol nurse to review consents and optional research protocols
  • Review of the test results with your BMT physician and signing of informed consent

Referrals and Appointments

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call
(352) 733-0972