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Medical University of South Carolina

Location

Medical University of South Carolina
MUSC Health/Blood & Marrow Transplant Program
125 Doughty Street Suite 470
MSC 551
Charleston, SC 29425-5510
Direct phone: (843) 876-1236
Toll-free: (800) 277-8687 #6

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 38
  • PBSC: 60
  • Cord Blood: 3
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 155
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

The Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina provides comprehensive care in a continuously evolving, evidence based, multi-disciplinary setting, to both adult and pediatric patients through ablative and non-myeloablative, inpatient and outpatient transplantation, using cord blood, peripheral blood, or bone marrow as the source of stem cells and Immune Effector Cell therapy to patients as needed. Primary nurse coordinators follow the patient from evaluation through post-transplant care providing the patient, family, related and unrelated donors, referring physicians, and insurance carriers a primary contact with intimate knowledge of the patient and their unique circumstances. The program has been successfully FACT accredited since June 2003.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1987 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1991.

Attending physicians

Adult - Praneeth Baratam, Brian Greenwell, Hamza Hashmi, Brian Hess, Amar Neppali, Jeffrey Pu, Robert Stuart

Pediatric - Michelle Hudspeth, Jennifer Jaroscak

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The MUSC BMT team is a combined adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant program, caring for both inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric BMT patients, located in a single hospital setting. Our patients are treated, however, across multiple entities within the University by a multi-disciplinary team including BMT coordinators and APPs,a donor coordinator, clinical trial coordinators, financial coordinator, social worker and child life specialists, nutritionists, behavioral specialists, quality coordinator, research and statistical analysts, cryopreservation specialists, hemapheresis staff, pharmacists, and infection control specialists. This extensive team meets monthly as a group, and quarterly as individual programs, with our quality specialists to continuously review outcomes, endpoint data, patient safety, infection control, and opportunities for continuous improvement. MUSC offers discounted housing within the city limits as well as access to our Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge, both located directly across the street from the hospital. MUSC opened a new women and children's hospital, the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, in 2020. An entire floor of the new facility is dedicated to children's cancer and blood disorders.

About the center

Overview

The Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina provides comprehensive care in a continuously evolving, evidence based, multi-disciplinary setting, to both adult and pediatric patients through ablative and non-myeloablative, inpatient and outpatient transplantation, using cord blood, peripheral blood, or bone marrow as the source of stem cells and Immune Effector Cell therapy to patients as needed. Primary nurse coordinators follow the patient from evaluation through post-transplant care providing the patient, family, related and unrelated donors, referring physicians, and insurance carriers a primary contact with intimate knowledge of the patient and their unique circumstances. The program has been successfully FACT accredited since June 2003.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1987 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1991.

Attending physicians

Adult - Praneeth Baratam, Brian Greenwell, Hamza Hashmi, Brian Hess, Amar Neppali, Jeffrey Pu, Robert Stuart

Pediatric - Michelle Hudspeth, Jennifer Jaroscak

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The MUSC BMT team is a combined adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant program, caring for both inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric BMT patients, located in a single hospital setting. Our patients are treated, however, across multiple entities within the University by a multi-disciplinary team including BMT coordinators and APPs,a donor coordinator, clinical trial coordinators, financial coordinator, social worker and child life specialists, nutritionists, behavioral specialists, quality coordinator, research and statistical analysts, cryopreservation specialists, hemapheresis staff, pharmacists, and infection control specialists. This extensive team meets monthly as a group, and quarterly as individual programs, with our quality specialists to continuously review outcomes, endpoint data, patient safety, infection control, and opportunities for continuous improvement. MUSC offers discounted housing within the city limits as well as access to our Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge, both located directly across the street from the hospital. MUSC opened a new women and children's hospital, the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, in 2020. An entire floor of the new facility is dedicated to children's cancer and blood disorders.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this 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 2017, 2018, 2019, 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 147 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 80.3%.

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 68.9% and 82.2%.

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

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


217

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 12 22 0 34
Unrelated donor 11 35 0 46
Total allogeneic 23 57 0 80
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
137
-- 137
Total combined
217 0 217

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


39

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 11 3 0 14
Unrelated donor 4 0 3 7
Total allogeneic 15 3 3 21
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
18
-- 18
Total combined
36 3 39

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 14 13 12 8 47
Unrelated 9 12 18 14 53
Autologous 18 24 72 41 155
Total 41 49 102 63 255

Treatments may be similar for diseases within a group. It might be helpful to look at centers that have done transplants for a specific disease and centers that have done transplants for any corresponding broad disease categories.

Centers are not required to report autologous transplants so the numbers might be incomplete.

More information about transplants for this disease can be found:

Additional information

Transplant center resources

Transplant center coordinator:
Cindy Kramer
(843) 792-0412
Email: kramercp@musc.edu

Financial representative:
Kathleen Prudhomme
(843) 792-2123
Email: prudhomk@musc.edu

Be The Match patient navigators

Patient navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center and provide support and education to help you throughout your transplant journey.

Inside the United States: 1 (888) 999-6743

Outside the United States: 1 (763) 406-3410.
(Long distance or international charges may apply.)

Email: patientinfo@nmdp.org

Survivorship program

This center has separate survivorship programs for adult and pediatric patients.
Please select the program you are interested in.