Doctors at the Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) have performed more than 15,000 bone marrow transplants—more than any other institution in the world.
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Most experienced bone marrow transplant center
- 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.
- Even people who have not found a matched donor may receive treatment here using a cord blood transplant or a haploidentical transplant.
- We are advancing the use of transplants for a wider array of diseases — not only leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma, but also other cancers, bone marrow deficiencies, inborn errors of metabolism and immune disorders.
- Our experienced team supports you and your family, providing you with services and resources for your children and other members of your family.
- SCCA’s long-term follow-up care for transplant recipients is unmatched. Our highly trained transplant specialists provide lifelong support.
Ranked among the best transplant centers in the nation
- Ours is one of only 5 out of 179 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 10 nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Access to the newest options and clinical trials
- We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute that reflects our scientific leadership.
- Fred Hutch doctors and researchers offer well-developed clinical studies for people who need any type of transplant. We’ve pioneered advances such as:
- Less toxic, reduced-intensity transplants (non-myeloablative) for older people or those with multiple health problems
- Transplants using stem cells from cord blood or minimally mismatched or haploidentical sources so that nearly everyone has a donor
- Reduced post-transplant complications, like graft-versus-host disease, leading to better long-term survival