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Information for Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Stem Cell Transplant (PBSCT) Patients at Winship

BMT Referral line: 1-800-889-9616

BMT Patient Resources - print the pdf or visit the links under BMT Resources on the right side of this page.

Cancer teams at Winship are recognized as experts in patient care and respected internationally for their research. Each of the cancer teams focus on a single type or related types of cancer; so they are researching, studying, and diagnosing these cancers every day. This means our teams see more cases of a specific cancer and gain vast amounts of experience with these cancers. In the area of blood or hematological cancers, Winship has a team dedicated to the treatment of leukemialymphoma, and multiple myeloma through the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program.

The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Winship is the oldest and largest in Georgia, performing over 4000 transplants since 1978. Our specialized faculty and staff care for patients from consultation through transplant to comprehensive follow up with a focus on quality of life and support. 

If you would like to visit our cancer center to discuss your healthcare, please visit our Becoming a Patient section for appointment information and other useful links.

Choosing a Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant Treatment Facility
 
When choosing a treatment facility, you should ask the following questions about the hospital or cancer center you are considering for care:
  • How many cancer patients does this center treat?
  • Does this center specialize in my type of cancer?
  • Does this center have teams of specialists in specific types of cancer who meet regularly to discuss cases (called tumor boards or conferences)?
  • If so, how specialized are these teams? What types of specialists are involved in these meetings?
  • What support services does this center provide?
  • How will this center support my quality of life during and after treatment?
  • Does the center provide specialized follow up care for transplant patients?
  • Is the center designated by the National Cancer Institute?
  • Is the center approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer?
  • Is the center accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations?
  • Is this center part of a Magnet hospital recognized for quality nursing care?
  • What new or innovative technologies or procedures does this center offer?
  • Is this center covered by my health plan?
Our team recently performed Winship's 4,000th Bone Marrow Transplant. View this video to learn more.