Bone Marrow Transplant
When you or a loved one battle leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma or myelodysplastic syndrome, rebuild your immune system with an infusion of healthy stem cells through a bone marrow transplant (BMT) at the Avera Cancer Institute Sioux Falls in conjunction with the Avera Transplant Institute – the region’s only bone marrow transplant program.
Advanced Transplant Expertise
After high intensity chemotherapy or radiation therapy kills cancer cells, transplanting healthy bone marrow cells helps fight disease.
Let Avera’s expert team offer guidance about the value of bone marrow transplant for your specific situation. If you’re eligible, they’ll help you explore transplant options and identify the best ones for you. Approaches include:
- Self-donation of stem cells (autologous bone marrow transplant)
- Stem cell donation from a donor matched by blood and genetic type (allogeneic bone marrow transplant)
The Avera Cancer Institute in conjunction with the Avera Transplant Institute is a designated Transplant Center by the National Marrow Donor Program. This means you gain access to a worldwide listing of potential bone marrow donors, which may widen your options and speed your treatment.
Bone Marrow Transplant Resources
Find the support you need through a BMT Connections support group. Whether you’re a bone marrow transplant patient or loved one, join us before, during and after the transplant procedure for discussion and encouragement.
Learn more about bone marrow transplant services at Avera, including the latest news and patient and provider features in the Avera Transplant Institute’s Bone Marrow Transplant newsletter.
Become a Bone Marrow Donor
Help meet the need for healthy stem cells by becoming a bone marrow donor. Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is the only National Marrow Donor Program-approved apheresis stem cell collection center in South Dakota.
Each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, for which a bone marrow transplant may be the best and only hope for a cure. However, only 30 percent of people will find a suitable donor within their family. For the remaining 70 percent, an unrelated donor with a matching tissue type must be found.
To get started or find more information, visit Be The Match.