Where Will I Be Seen?
When you come to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for a transplant, you will have outpatient appointments and treatment at the SCCA building. Your hospital stay will be at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). You will have some outpatient tests and procedures there as well.
SCCA Transplant Clinic
The Transplant Clinic is on the sixth floor of the SCCA building. This will be your family’s “home base” while you are being evaluated for a transplant and during the transplant process itself. You will have outpatient appointments with your doctor in the Transplant Clinic.
The staff at the clinic will help you manage your treatment plan, and your family will have a mailbox behind the reception desk on the sixth floor, where you can check for appointment schedules and other messages. Many of the other services you will need—such as the infusion room, blood draw area, apheresis unit and pharmacy—are conveniently located in the same building.
Parking is available in the garage under the SCCA building.
University of Washington Medical Center
During your treatment for a standard bone marrow transplant, you can expect to be hospitalized at University of Washington Medical Center for about three to four weeks.
Patients who have a mixed chimerism transplant, or a mini-transplant, may not need to stay in the hospital at all. About 40 to 50 percent do have a hospital stay. The median time is about eight days.
The oncology unit at UWMC provides hematology, oncology and transplant care in a warm and friendly environment.
A convenient, free shuttle runs on a regular schedule between SCCA, UWMC and Seattle Children’s, and from SCCA to Pete Gross House and to SCCA House.