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Penn State Health
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Section of Hematology/Oncology, CH-35
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Direct phone: (717) 531-5647

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 24
  • PBSC: 129
  • Cord Blood: 5
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 176
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

Advanced transplantation services include stem cell processing for both autologous and allogeneic adult and pediatric transplantation, with dedicated adult and pediatric units.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1996 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 2001.

Attending physicians

Adult - David F. Claxton, W. Christopher Ehmann, Raymond Hohl, Shin Mineishi, Seema Naik, Kevin Rakszawski, Witold B. Rybka, Baldeep Wirk, Hong Zheng

Pediatric - Valerie Brown, Robert Greiner

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Information on this topic was not provided on last year's survey.

About the center

Overview

Advanced transplantation services include stem cell processing for both autologous and allogeneic adult and pediatric transplantation, with dedicated adult and pediatric units.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1996 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 2001.

Attending physicians

Adult - David F. Claxton, W. Christopher Ehmann, Raymond Hohl, Shin Mineishi, Seema Naik, Kevin Rakszawski, Witold B. Rybka, Baldeep Wirk, Hong Zheng

Pediatric - Valerie Brown, Robert Greiner

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Information on this topic was not provided on last year's survey.

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 200 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 71.7%.

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 63.0% and 75.2%.

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


295

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 1 43 0 44
Unrelated donor 8 83 2 93
Total allogeneic 9 126 2 137
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
158
-- 158
Total combined
293 2 295

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 7 0 0 7
Unrelated donor 8 3 3 14
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, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 8 11 22 10 51
Unrelated 15 22 37 33 107
Autologous 20 9 81 66 176
Total 43 42 140 109 334

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


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