The Center for Bloodless Medicine & Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital

Bloodless Stem Cell Transplant Program

Stem cell transplant (formerly known as bone marrow transplant) is a procedure that replaces destroyed cells as a result of high dose chemotherapy including bone marrow cells with healthy cells – or stem cells. Patients diagnosed with lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma often undergo this procedure. Patients seeking a bloodless approach to stem cell transplant have this option at Pennsylvania Hospital’s Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery.

The Bloodless Stem Cell Transplant Program at Pennsylvania Hospital is unique and the first of its kind. If you are a patient requiring bloodless stem cell transplantation, consider that physicians from The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital:

  • developed the first bloodless stem cell transplant program in the world.
  • treated the first patient undergoing this procedure.
  • treated the most patients seeking non-blood care anywhere in the United States and the world.

Patients undergoing bloodless stem cell transplants at our Center follow a strict regimen of iron and eythropoietin (EPO) treatments to increase hemoglobin levels. After the chemotherapy treatments, our team closely monitors our patients to increase platelet counts. Since patients and their families need to be close to our hospital during this time, we offer constant staff support to assist with accommodations, transportation and other daily necessities.


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