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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Location

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham
# 816
Little Rock, AR 72205
Direct phone: (501) 686-7105
Toll-free: (888) 693-5662

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 0
  • PBSC: 89
  • Cord Blood: 0
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 537
Performs adult transplants

Overview

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Cancer Institute's Myeloma Center and Hematology/Oncology Clinic utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to provide specialized care to our patients requiring autologous and allogeneic transplants.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1993 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since February 1993.

Attending physicians

Adult - Akash Mukherjee, Appalanaidu Sasapu, Frits Van Rhee, Muthu Veeraputhiran

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC only

Cord blood transplants performed on

Not performed

Other programs and services

*Advocacy Services
*Counseling and support for emotional needs
*Resource navigation
*Financial aid counseling
*Guidance on local housing and transportation
*Information on national support organizations
and programs
*Referrals for allied healthcare services
*Discharge planning following hospitalization.

New and existing patients of the Myeloma Center and Hematology/Oncology Clinic requesting information on housing are given a lodging option list which depicts special rates and services to patients. Lists of amenities are given for each hotel; examples being transportation, pet-friendly options, kitchenettes and continental breakfasts. A number of apartment leasing agencies make furnished apartments available to our patients for extended stays. Social workers can help arrange lodging needs to maximize comfort and convenience. The list is available on our website under social work services, Hotel List. The link is listed below.

http://cancer.uams.edu/patients-family/

The Social Workers for the Myeloma Center can be reached at 501-526-6990, Ext. 25897 and the Social Worker for Hematology/Oncology at 501-603-1612, or you can ask for assistance at the clinic registration desk with the appropriate clinic.

About the center

Overview

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Cancer Institute's Myeloma Center and Hematology/Oncology Clinic utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to provide specialized care to our patients requiring autologous and allogeneic transplants.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1993 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since February 1993.

Attending physicians

Adult - Akash Mukherjee, Appalanaidu Sasapu, Frits Van Rhee, Muthu Veeraputhiran

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC only

Cord blood transplants performed on

Not performed

Other programs and services

*Advocacy Services
*Counseling and support for emotional needs
*Resource navigation
*Financial aid counseling
*Guidance on local housing and transportation
*Information on national support organizations
and programs
*Referrals for allied healthcare services
*Discharge planning following hospitalization.

New and existing patients of the Myeloma Center and Hematology/Oncology Clinic requesting information on housing are given a lodging option list which depicts special rates and services to patients. Lists of amenities are given for each hotel; examples being transportation, pet-friendly options, kitchenettes and continental breakfasts. A number of apartment leasing agencies make furnished apartments available to our patients for extended stays. Social workers can help arrange lodging needs to maximize comfort and convenience. The list is available on our website under social work services, Hotel List. The link is listed below.

http://cancer.uams.edu/patients-family/

The Social Workers for the Myeloma Center can be reached at 501-526-6990, Ext. 25897 and the Social Worker for Hematology/Oncology at 501-603-1612, or you can ask for assistance at the clinic registration desk with the appropriate clinic.

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 73 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 68.4%.

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 61.3% and 81.0%.

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.

Total transplants

Total transplants


626

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 0 41 0 41
Unrelated donor 0 48 0 48
Total allogeneic 0 89 0 89
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
537
-- 537
Total combined
626 0 626

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 0 13 23 5 41
Unrelated 0 5 29 14 48
Autologous 0 52 310 175 537
Total 0 70 362 194 626

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:
Amanda Parkinson
501-214-2499, 24078
Email: amparkinson@uams.edu

Financial representative:
Michele Blackford
(501) 686-8530
Email: mblackford@uams.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

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