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Overview

Superior Care 

The University of Florida Health Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program began in 1981, and is the state’s longest established transplant program. UF Health physicians have performed more than 2,700 transplants in adults and children for diseases such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphomas, neuroblastoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, testicular cancer, aplastic anemia, certain genetic disorders and immunodeficiency syndromes.

Our program is the first in Florida to receive accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, and is one of only 20 core centers that make up the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute/National Cancer Institute Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network.

The BMT program and Hematologic Malignancies Service offer inpatient and outpatient care for patients in the state-of-the-art UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, and in collaboration with the UF Health Cancer Center, uses a multidisciplinary patient care approach that optimizes patient outcomes and satisfaction. Our program is consistently awarded a Five Star rating by Professional Research Consultants, a research firm that conducts health care satisfaction surveys, which ranks us among the top 10 percent in the nation for inpatient satisfaction.

UF Health successfully and routinely performs stem cell transplantation to treat a broad variety of malignant and benign hematologic disorders, including among others:

First in Florida

2013
One of only five FDA-licensed public cord blood banks nationwide

2012
Designated a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, and as a referral center for the International Myeloma Foundation

2008
Florida’s first haploidentical, or “half-match,” transplantation

2000
Florida’s first accredited blood and marrow transplantation program

1997
Florida’s first “mini” bone marrow transplantation for lymphoma

1996
Florida’s first adult umbilical cord blood transplantation for leukemia

1995
Florida’s first pediatric umbilical cord blood transplantation for leukemia

1995
Nation’s third and the Southeast’s first umbilical cord blood bank

1983
Florida’s first pediatric bone marrow transplantation