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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, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 39
  • PBSC: 56
  • Cord Blood: 2
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 139
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 - Brian Greenwell, Brian Hess, Amar Neppali, Robert Stuart

Pediatric - Michelle Hudspeth, Jennifer Jaroscak M.D.

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 will be opening a new women and childrens hospital, the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Childrens Hospital, in 2019. An entire floor of the new facility will be dedicated to childrens 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 - Brian Greenwell, Brian Hess, Amar Neppali, Robert Stuart

Pediatric - Michelle Hudspeth, Jennifer Jaroscak M.D.

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 will be opening a new women and childrens hospital, the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Childrens Hospital, in 2019. An entire floor of the new facility will be dedicated to childrens cancer and blood disorders.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are above 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 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 133 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 81.1%.

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 64.7% and 79.2%.

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


203

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 14 18 0 32
Unrelated donor 16 38 1 55
Total allogeneic 30 56 1 87
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
116
-- 116
Total combined
202 1 203

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


33

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 5 0 0 5
Unrelated donor 4 0 1 5
Total allogeneic 9 0 1 10
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
23
-- 23
Total combined
32 1 33

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 5 12 17 3 37
Unrelated 6 20 23 11 60
Autologous 23 17 65 34 139
Total 34 49 105 48 236

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

If you have transplant-related questions, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this center, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

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.