Find a transplant center using the Transplant Center Directory.
A transplant center is a hospital that has a blood or marrow transplant program. We provide detailed information on U.S. transplant centers to help you and your doctors choose the transplant center that is best for you. Many of these centers are part of the NMDP* Network so they meet specific guidelines for quality care. There are also many international transplant centers in the NMDP Network.
Information to help you choose
To find a center that is best for you, work with your doctor and insurance company. Some important factors in choosing a transplant center include:
Insurance coverage – Your insurance company may require you go to a certain transplant center. Talk with your insurance company to find out where you can go or get approval to go to a different center.
Your doctor – Your doctor may recommend specific transplant centers.
Costs – Donor search and other costs before transplant can vary by transplant center. Contact the transplant center financial coordinator to learn more about their costs. Find resources to help you plan for transplant costs.
Location – You might have to travel to receive a transplant. Consider how far the transplant center is from your home. Contact the transplant center to see if there are low cost housing options for you and your caregiver. You will need to stay near the center after your transplant. The length of time can vary depending on your situation.
Support services – Different transplant centers may have different types of support services available. Many of these services are in the center listing or you can contact the transplant center to learn more about them.
HLA matching requirements –Transplant centers may require different levels of HLA matching. Contact the transplant center to learn more information about specific HLA requirements.
Experience treating patients like you – Transplant centers have different areas of expertise. Look at the transplant center information to see what types of transplants they do. Contact them for more information about their specialty areas. Learn about transplant center patient outcomes and experience. Find out how many patients with your disease that transplant center has treated.
Questions to ask the transplant center
To learn more about a transplant center it is helpful to contact the center and ask specific questions. Use the Transplant Center Worksheet (PDF) to gather the answers to some of these questions:
- Does a patient see the same transplant doctor throughout the transplant process? Or does a patient see a rotating team of doctors?
- How long is the average hospital stay?
- What are the center's visitor policies? Are children allowed to visit? Can guests or parents stay overnight?
- Can children continue schooling while at the center? Are tutoring services available? Is schooling available for siblings that might have to travel with the family?
- What support services are available for patients, caregivers and children? (Support available might include child-life specialists, clergy, social workers, volunteers or day care.)
- Are patients or caregivers able to connect to the Internet from their rooms?
- How does this center stay in contact with the patient's primary doctor after discharge?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) has patient survival and transplant data for transplants done in the U.S. These include 100-day, 1-year and 3-year survival by disease.
BMT InfoNet offers information about transplant centers that do related, unrelated or autologous transplants.
*The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) Network includes transplant centers in the U.S. and around the world. The NMDP also operates Be The Match®.
Our BMT Patient Navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center. They also provide support and education to help you through your transplant journey.
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