Bone marrow transplantation (or stem cell transplantation) is a well-established procedure for patients with relapsed or high-risk cancers of the blood, such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow transplantation may also be an option for the treatment of certain non-haematological disorders.
Our transplant service, including clinics, is merged with King's College Hospital (KCH). Together we run the largest service in the UK.
We perform both autologous (your own) and allogenic (from a related or unrelated donor) stem cell transplants at King's College Hospital. Stem cell harvesting and donor assessments are carried out at the haematology day unit. Stem cells are processed in our specialised stem cell laboratory.
Clinics are held at King's College Hospital. If you have had a bone marrow transplant, you will need to stay in hospital for around four to six weeks.
Chemotherapy and supportive care is delivered by a specialist team with extensive experience in providing this type of care.