Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Lifesaving Care Now Available in West Michigan
Spectrum Health is proud to offer the only Blood and Marrow Transplant Program for adult patients located in West Michigan. We also offer the region's only pediatric Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
With this full continuum of lifesaving transplant care available, cancer patients can stay closer to home while receiving the highest quality treatment.
About Bone Marrow Transplantation
A bone marrow transplant (BMT), also called a stem cell transplant (SCT), can be used to treat patients with certain cancers or other diseases. Most often, these include:
The transplant procedure involves taking cells that are found in the bone marrow (stem cells), filtering those cells, and giving them back either to the donor (patient) or to another person. The goal of transplantation is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells into a person after their own unhealthy bone marrow is treated to kill the abnormal cancer cells.
The decision to undergo a bone marrow transplant starts with an extensive evaluation by the transplant team. This team of specialists works together before, during and after the procedure to ensure your best chance for a successful transplant.
Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion
145 Michigan Street, Suite 5200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Adult Blood and Marrow Support Group