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Cord blood transplant helps Rebecca Hertzog Burns beat the odds

Rebecca Hertzog Burns

Under the care of the region's leading blood and marrow transplant team, which has performed more than 3,400 transplants, Rebecca achieved remission from leukemia. Read her story.

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Blood and Marrow Transplant

Lifesaving therapy for blood disorders

The University of Kansas Health System is home to a leading and comprehensive blood and marrow transplant (BMT) program that provides treatment for cancerous and noncancerous blood disorders.

We deliver most patient care and services at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Visit our cancer center's website to learn more about types of transplant, the conditions we treat, the transplant process and the experienced BMT team members dedicated to your care.

BMT uses healthy blood-forming cells from bone marrow or the bloodstream to rebuild a healthy blood supply. Cells for transplant may be your own, saved earlier, or come from a donor.

If you have a blood disorder such as hemophilia or sickle cell disease, a blood or marrow transplant may be a powerful treatment option. You can receive a transplant at the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion, where our nationally recognized BMT program provides lifesaving therapy for numerous conditions.

Largest, most experienced

  • Our BMT program opened in 1977. The region's longest-standing BMT program, we have been Medicare-approved from the beginning.

  • We are the region's first BMT program accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

  • The region's most experienced BMT program, we offer you the widest range of treatment options, including clinical trials.

Nationally recognized specialists

You'll receive expert care from our nationally recognized BMT specialists. As leaders of our program as well as drivers of advancement in the field, they conduct clinical research to develop innovative treatment plans that save and improve lives.

Throughout your treatment, our comprehensive, compassionate care team will focus on all aspects of your return to good health. The multidisciplinary BMT team includes:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse coordinators
  • Pharmacists
  • Genetic counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Rehabilitation medicine specialists
  • Social workers
  • Survivorship specialists

Our providers have a wealth of experience working with hospitalized patients and outpatients battling all types of noncancerous and cancerous blood disorders.

Comfortable, healing environment

The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion is a comfortable, healing environment focused on the needs of patients and families. It features warm, spa-like color schemes and natural lighting, with areas throughout the facility for quiet conversation and contemplation. Family and visitor lounges are located on Levels 2 and 3 of the facility.