The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center at Winship Cancer Institute is the oldest and largest bone marrow transplant (BMT) program in Georgia, performing more than 4000 bone marrow stem cell transplants since 1978. Our specialized faculty and staff care for patients with a variety of conditions including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, from consultation through transplant to comprehensive follow up.

We never lose sight of the importance of delivering one-one-one personalized care.  The care of our patients is our primary concern, before, during, and after their treatment.  With a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, we focus on complete recovery of each patient.

Choosing a BMT Treatment Facility

The following is a list of questions you may want to ask about any hospital or cancer center that you are considering for your bone marrow transplant procedure and care:

How many cancer patients does this center treat?

In 2011, our center treated over 1,200 patients with hematologic cancers and performed more than 340 bone marrow transplants.

Does this center specialize in my type of cancer?

We have a comprehensive team of experts that have designated specialities to offer the most specialized treatment plan for your cancer type.

Does this center have teams of specialists in specific types of cancer who meet regularly to discuss cases (called tumor boards or conferences)?

Our physicians meet on a weekly basis to discuss ongoing cases to offer the most effective treatment options for our patients.

If so, how specialized are these teams? What types of specialists are involved in these meetings?

To ensure the most comprehensive approach, a multi-disciplinary team of experts including  hematologists and oncologists, pharmacists, radiologists, pathologists, dieticians, nurses, social workers, financial counselors and other disciplines are involved in the treatment process.

What support services does this center provide?

The Survivorship Program at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is designed to support patients throughout diagnosis and treatment, with a special focus on transitioning from active treatment to post-treatment life.

How will this center support my quality of life during and after treatment?

Specific post bone marrow transplant care plans are created for each patient with regularly scheduled follow up tests and office visits as a continuation of supportive care beyond your transplant.

Does the center provide specialized follow up care for bone marrow transplant patients?

Specific post bone marrow transplant care plans are created for each patient with regularly scheduled follow up tests and office visits as a continuation of supportive care beyond your transplant.

Is the center designated by the National Cancer Institute?

The National Cancer Instiute (NCI) is the federal government's prinicipal agency for cancer research and training.  Winship Cancer Institute is the only NCI designated cancer center in the state of Georgia—we are one of 67 centers in the US.

Is the center approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer?

Winship Cancer Institute is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Is the center accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations?

Winship Cancer Institute is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Is this center part of a Magnet hospital recognized for quality nursing care?

Winship Cancer Institute is part of a Magnet hospital recognized for quality nursing care.

What new or innovative technologies or procedures does this center offer?

Winship participates in the robust research environment of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, a national leader in life sciences.   Our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center offers transplants for disorders such as sickle cell anemia and testicular cancer as well as offering bloodless transfusions, not available anywhere else in Georgia.

Is this center covered by my health plan?

Winship Cancer Institue's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center is one of the few healthcare systems in the country that are contracted as a Center of Excellence with all the major health insurance carriers for all lines of transplant.