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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Primary location

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bone Marrow Transplant & Cell Therapy Program
1813 6th Ave South
MEB 300
Birmingham, AL 35294
Direct phone: (205) 996-2268

Secondary location

The Children's Hospital of Alabama
Lowder Stem Cell Transplant Unit
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Direct phone: (205) 939-6721

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2015 to December 31st, 2016
  • Marrow: 21
  • PBSC: 114
  • Cord Blood: 6
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 238
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

UAB Medicine's Blood Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy provides an entire range of blood and marrow transplant options for patients in Alabama and surrounding states. We aim to provide our patients and families with expert and honest, compassionate recommendations to assure they have the best possible outcomes .

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1992 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since November 1995.

Attending physicians

Adult - Ravi Bhatia, Luciano Costa, Antonio Di Stasi, Racquel Innis-Shelton, Donna E. Salzman

Pediatric - Joseph Chewning, Frederick Goldman, Hilary Haines

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The UAB Medicine 's
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program has many additional supportive services to aide patient & family caregivers through the transplant process. Supportive services include: -Dedicated BMTstaff in a plethora of areas-Multi-disciplinary patient education to prepare patients for discharge from transplant admission, educational materials are on paper and also available online -Nearby accommodations at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge for most patients at no charge -Ronald McDonald House is adjacent to hospital campus at a nominal fee for families of pediatric patients -Various local hotels offer discount rates, all provide shuttle service to hospital campus -Participation in the NMDP Care -Dedicated Adult Inpatient Music Therapist -Extensive Spiritual Care Services both inpatient & outpatient (Chaplains available from many faiths) -Many outpatient services including: Educational Resource Center (pamphlets, brochures, computer terminals for searches, WiFi for internet access and conference area for discussion with Cancer Center Personnel), Nutritional Counseling, Chemotherapy Education; Patient Liaison for immediate non-medical issues; Art Therapy; Fertility Preservation Counseling and Services; For pediatric patients there is an on-sight public school teacher and classroom (or can go to patient's room if necessary) assisting students to keep current with their school work.

About the center

Overview

UAB Medicine's Blood Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy provides an entire range of blood and marrow transplant options for patients in Alabama and surrounding states. We aim to provide our patients and families with expert and honest, compassionate recommendations to assure they have the best possible outcomes .

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1992 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since November 1995.

Attending physicians

Adult - Ravi Bhatia, Luciano Costa, Antonio Di Stasi, Racquel Innis-Shelton, Donna E. Salzman

Pediatric - Joseph Chewning, Frederick Goldman, Hilary Haines

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The UAB Medicine 's
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program has many additional supportive services to aide patient & family caregivers through the transplant process. Supportive services include: -Dedicated BMTstaff in a plethora of areas-Multi-disciplinary patient education to prepare patients for discharge from transplant admission, educational materials are on paper and also available online -Nearby accommodations at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge for most patients at no charge -Ronald McDonald House is adjacent to hospital campus at a nominal fee for families of pediatric patients -Various local hotels offer discount rates, all provide shuttle service to hospital campus -Participation in the NMDP Care -Dedicated Adult Inpatient Music Therapist -Extensive Spiritual Care Services both inpatient & outpatient (Chaplains available from many faiths) -Many outpatient services including: Educational Resource Center (pamphlets, brochures, computer terminals for searches, WiFi for internet access and conference area for discussion with Cancer Center Personnel), Nutritional Counseling, Chemotherapy Education; Patient Liaison for immediate non-medical issues; Art Therapy; Fertility Preservation Counseling and Services; For pediatric patients there is an on-sight public school teacher and classroom (or can go to patient's room if necessary) assisting students to keep current with their school work.

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 2014, 2015, 2016, 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 217 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 65.3%.

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 64.1% and 75.7%.

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


342

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2015 to December 31st, 2016 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 3 54 0 57
Unrelated donor 1 55 5 61
Total allogeneic 4 109 5 118
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
224
-- 224
Total combined
337 5 342

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


37

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2015 to December 31st, 2016 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 6 4 0 10
Unrelated donor 11 1 1 13
Total allogeneic 17 5 1 23
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
14
-- 14
Total combined
36 1 37

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2015 to December 31st, 2016 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 10 21 31 5 67
Unrelated 14 16 36 8 74
Autologous 14 33 136 55 238
Total 38 70 203 68 379

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:
Diana Tate
(205) 934-7649
Email: dftate@uabmc.edu

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


No survivorship program information is available. Contact the center for information about post-transplant care.