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Nebraska Medicine

Location

Nebraska Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy Program
4350 Dewey Avenue
Omaha, NE 68198
Direct phone: (402) 559-8864
Toll-free: (800) 922-0000

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 16
  • PBSC: 98
  • Cord Blood: 2
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 193
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

The Nebraska Medical Center offers the clinical expertise of academic and private practice physicians, access to new technologies, and innovative treatment from some of the top specialists in the world. Nebraska Medicine has one of the most respected oncology departments in the country.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1983 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1988.

Attending physicians

Adult - Zaid Alkadhimi, Vijaya Bhatt, Greg Bociek, Christopher D'Angelo, Gundabolu Krishna, Matthew Lunning, Lori Maness, Julie Vose

Pediatric - Melissa Acquazzino, Jill Beck, Don Coulter, James Ford, James L. Harper, Sachit Patel, Phyllis I. Warkentin

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center opened June of 2017. This state of the art facility offers patients:
108-bed inpatient treatment center, all private rooms; Outpatient center featuring clinics that includes surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, and support services; 24/7 Infusion Center, which serves as both a treatment center and a 24/7 urgent-care-type facility; High-tech units and operating rooms geared specifically for treating cancer patients; Resource and Wellness Center; Free valet parking; Onsite dining; Healing Arts program, cultivating an atmosphere of hope and resilience.
Read more at: https://www.nebraskamed.com/cancer/learn-about-buffett.

In addition, there is a Ronald McDonald house adjacent the medical center property as well as local hotels that offer a discounted rate and transportation to and from the Buffett Cancer Center.

About the center

Overview

The Nebraska Medical Center offers the clinical expertise of academic and private practice physicians, access to new technologies, and innovative treatment from some of the top specialists in the world. Nebraska Medicine has one of the most respected oncology departments in the country.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1983 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1988.

Attending physicians

Adult - Zaid Alkadhimi, Vijaya Bhatt, Greg Bociek, Christopher D'Angelo, Gundabolu Krishna, Matthew Lunning, Lori Maness, Julie Vose

Pediatric - Melissa Acquazzino, Jill Beck, Don Coulter, James Ford, James L. Harper, Sachit Patel, Phyllis I. Warkentin

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center opened June of 2017. This state of the art facility offers patients:
108-bed inpatient treatment center, all private rooms; Outpatient center featuring clinics that includes surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, and support services; 24/7 Infusion Center, which serves as both a treatment center and a 24/7 urgent-care-type facility; High-tech units and operating rooms geared specifically for treating cancer patients; Resource and Wellness Center; Free valet parking; Onsite dining; Healing Arts program, cultivating an atmosphere of hope and resilience.
Read more at: https://www.nebraskamed.com/cancer/learn-about-buffett.

In addition, there is a Ronald McDonald house adjacent the medical center property as well as local hotels that offer a discounted rate and transportation to and from the Buffett Cancer Center.

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 155 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 71.6%.

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 69.2% and 82.2%.

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


285

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 2 29 0 31
Unrelated donor 4 64 0 68
Total allogeneic 6 93 0 99
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
186
-- 186
Total combined
285 0 285

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


24

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 6 1 0 7
Unrelated donor 4 4 2 10
Total allogeneic 10 5 2 17
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
7
-- 7
Total combined
22 2 24

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 8 7 13 10 38
Unrelated 10 17 26 25 78
Autologous 7 25 89 72 193
Total 25 49 128 107 309

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:
Kim Schmit-Pokorny
402-559-4910
Email: kschmit-pokorny@nebraskamed.com

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.