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Refer a patient for transplant

The Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) consistently ranks among the country’s top transplant centers. Our doctors have performed more transplants than any other institution in the world.

Partnering with referring doctors and staying in close contact about our shared patients leads to the best transplant results. Together, we make more cures possible.

Doc-To-Doc Consultation

Call (800) 804-8824 or (206) 606-1024 to setup a telephone consultation with a transplant physician or make an appointment for your patient to see one of our transplant specialists.

Why choose SCCA for a bone marrow transplant?

Doctors at the Fred Hutch BMT Program at SCCA have performed more than 15,000 bone marrow transplants — more than any other institution in the world. 

Excellent transplant outcomes

Ours is one of only five transplant centers nationwide whose patients achieved higher-than-expected survival rates for the last four consecutive years, according to a study by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

SCCA is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top five nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Promising options for more candidates

More patients are eligible for transplant than ever before, thanks to the wide range of options available at SCCA, including innovations like:

  • Reduced-intensity (non-myeloablative) conditioning for older patients or those with comorbidities
  • Cord blood, minimally mismatched and haploidentical transplants so nearly everyone has a donor
  • Transplant clinical trials testing the latest regimens

Support for transplant patients and their families

We have extensive experience supporting patients and families before, during and after transplant with resources such as housing options, school and childcare, caregiver training and support and help with financial arrangements and insurance.

Learn more about transition services at SCCA

Long-term transplant follow-up

We've found partnering with referring doctors and staying connected about our shared patients' leads to the best long-term results. SCCA’s Long-Term Follow-Up Program for transplant recipients is unmatched. Our highly trained transplant specialists provide lifelong services—including telephone consultations and direct care—to patients and their doctors to prevent, manage and treat late effects and graft-versus-host-disease and consider alternatives for those whose disease recurs.

The future of transplantation is here

Fred Hutch teams first developed clinical use of bone marrow transplants more than 40 years ago, under the direction of E. Donnall Thomas, MD, who won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work.

Today, we are advancing the use of stem cell transplantation for a broader array of diseases — not only leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, but also other cancers, bone marrow deficiencies, inborn errors of metabolism and immune disorders.

Learn more about our transplant program.

Information for your transplant patients

Preparing for Transplant is an extensive guide that will help your patients and their families plan and prepare for getting a transplant at SCCA. The guide, a PDF document that you can download and print for your patients, covers:

  • Basics of transplantation
  • Seven steps of getting a transplant
  • Information for caregivers
  • Resources that are available to patients and their families while at SCCA
  • Maps for getting to SCCA


Preparing for Transplant
Preparing for Transplant

SCCA has detailed guides for transplant patients and their caregivers.

Meet our experts

With over 50 hematology and transplant experts, the Fred Hutch BMT Program at SCCA is one of the top transplant programs in the country. 

Marco  Mielcarek, MD, PhD
Marco Mielcarek, MD, PhD
Medical Oncology
Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH
Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH
Medical Oncology
Filippo  Milano, MD, PhD
Filippo Milano, MD, PhD
Medical Oncology