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.
Spectrum Health’s blood and marrow transplant (BMT) program received the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) accreditation for its pediatric allogeneic and adult allogeneic and autologous program. The pediatric program has maintained autologous accreditation since 2010.
FACT is the only accrediting agency that addresses all quality aspects of cellular therapy and cord blood banking including collection, processing, and administration. Transplant physicians and patients are more confident when products come from a FACT accredited transplant center or cord blood bank. International clients seeking quality cellular products rely on adherence to known standards and accreditation, as found in FACT accredited programs. Clients looking for cellular therapy products are requiring that minimum standards be met for the exchange or use of cellular products, and FACT-accredited programs meet or exceed all of these standards.
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