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Geisinger Medical Center

100 N. Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822-2001
(570) 271-6211

Patient Survival Information for this Center

Geisinger Medical Center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2010, 2011 and 2012, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 6 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 66.7%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 43.2% and 100.0%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes (PDF).

Transplant Results by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage

Geisinger Medical Center - Related

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Related Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using related donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.

Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission -- -- -- 1/1 0/1 1/1 -- 2/3
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- -- -- -- 1/1 -- 1/1
Multiple myeloma / Plasma cell disorder -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- -- 0/1
Total -- -- -- 1/1 0/2 2/2 -- 3/5

Program Description:

Geisinger Medical Center is an NCI designated center & designated NCCCP hospital which has been performing sibling matched allogeneic transplants since April 2008. We are the only NMDP Collection Center in Central Pennsylvania which can connect bone marrow recipients with donors throughout the world.

Contact Information:

If you have transplant-related questions, please contact Amy Lutz, transplant center coordinator, at (570) 214-6180 or by e-mail at

Program Type:


Attending Physicians:

(Medical Doctors)

Adult -

Ed Gorak, Sharif Khan

Transplants Performed:


Cord blood transplants performed on:

Not performed

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Estimated Search & Transplant Costs

The costs for a transplant vary greatly from center to center and depend on factors such as health insurance, disease type and disease stage of the patient, as well as center-specific billing policies. Examples of costs in the search and transplant include:

  • The amount and geographic location of donors tested
  • Testing needed to confirm a match
  • Processing and collecting of tissue-typing samples
  • Donor workup testing needed
  • Getting the marrow, PBSC or cord blood unit for transplant

For the best understanding of costs of transplant and follow-up for a specific transplant center, contact the center's Financial Representative.

help Explain Transplant Costs at Different Centers

Resources for financial information

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this transplant center, you can contact the center's financial representative

Financial services at this center could include:

  • Health insurance information
  • Financial assistance
  • Patient-related resources

Additional Information

Further information about this center, including the number and type of transplants performed in each of the last three years, and the support groups offered, may be found in the BMT InfoNet Transplant Center Directory:

BMT InfoNet (Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and emotional support to transplant patients and their families.