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Hackensack University Medical Center

Location

Hackensack University Medical Center
Blood & Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Direct phone: (551) 996-5600

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 99
  • PBSC: 203
  • Cord Blood: 2
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 511
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

The adult division at the John Theurer Cancer Center and the pediatric program at the Joseph M Sanzari Children's Hospital offers their patients' comprehensive, compassionate, and cutting edge stem cell therapy. The team at Hackensack University Medical Center has extensive experience in autologous, allogeneic, matched, mismatched, haploidentical and cord blood transplant. Both programs offer immune effector cell therapy.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1993 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 1996.

Attending physicians

Adult - Michele Donato, Stuart Goldberg , Scott Rowley, David Vesole

Pediatric - Burton Appel, Alfred Gillio, Jennifer Freed Krajewski

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Hackensack Meridian Health, home to the Joseph Sanzari Childrens Hospital and the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) offers stem cell transplant patients a wide range of resources and personalized patient care. Patient and caregiver support groups led by certified psychosocial professionals are available on both the inpatient and outpatient units. Family members of pediatric patients have access to apartments at the Audrey Hepburn Childrens House and are provided one caregiver meal per day when their child is inpatient. Our educational liaison is available to assist the family with school related issues. In addition the Cure and Beyond Program offers transplant survivors further evaluation, treatment and counseling for medical and psychosocial issues as they adjust to life post-transplant.
At the JTCC, patients have access to outpatient apartments and discounted rates at local hotels. There are numerous activities such as Yoga, Cardio and Weight Resistance offered throughout the week. The cooking studio offers lessons and demonstrations featuring delicious nutritious recipes. To promote recovery and healing ,a creative art workshop studio and tranquility room for reflection and mediation are available. Patients have access to a consumer health librarian that can access credible sources on the internet. For those patients that may require further treatment we are the largest photopheresis center in the area.

About the center

Overview

The adult division at the John Theurer Cancer Center and the pediatric program at the Joseph M Sanzari Children's Hospital offers their patients' comprehensive, compassionate, and cutting edge stem cell therapy. The team at Hackensack University Medical Center has extensive experience in autologous, allogeneic, matched, mismatched, haploidentical and cord blood transplant. Both programs offer immune effector cell therapy.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1993 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 1996.

Attending physicians

Adult - Michele Donato, Stuart Goldberg , Scott Rowley, David Vesole

Pediatric - Burton Appel, Alfred Gillio, Jennifer Freed Krajewski

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Hackensack Meridian Health, home to the Joseph Sanzari Childrens Hospital and the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) offers stem cell transplant patients a wide range of resources and personalized patient care. Patient and caregiver support groups led by certified psychosocial professionals are available on both the inpatient and outpatient units. Family members of pediatric patients have access to apartments at the Audrey Hepburn Childrens House and are provided one caregiver meal per day when their child is inpatient. Our educational liaison is available to assist the family with school related issues. In addition the Cure and Beyond Program offers transplant survivors further evaluation, treatment and counseling for medical and psychosocial issues as they adjust to life post-transplant.
At the JTCC, patients have access to outpatient apartments and discounted rates at local hotels. There are numerous activities such as Yoga, Cardio and Weight Resistance offered throughout the week. The cooking studio offers lessons and demonstrations featuring delicious nutritious recipes. To promote recovery and healing ,a creative art workshop studio and tranquility room for reflection and mediation are available. Patients have access to a consumer health librarian that can access credible sources on the internet. For those patients that may require further treatment we are the largest photopheresis center in the area.

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 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 435 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 73.1%.

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 69.5% and 77.5%.

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


776

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 51 88 0 139
Unrelated donor 25 114 0 139
Total allogeneic 76 202 0 278
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
498
-- 498
Total combined
776 0 776

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


39

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 16 1 0 17
Unrelated donor 7 0 2 9
Total allogeneic 23 1 2 26
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
13
-- 13
Total combined
37 2 39

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 17 30 79 30 156
Unrelated 9 21 75 43 148
Autologous 13 47 258 193 511
Total 39 98 412 266 815

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.