Blood and marrow transplantation, or BMT, is a procedure in which healthy stem cells from a donor's blood or bone marrow are injected into a recipient's vein. The new cells travel through the bloodstream to the recipient's bone marrow. Stem cells are cells that can produce red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
The Saint Francis Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program is a community-based option for patients requiring dose-intensive chemotherapy, autologous, allogeneic or syngeneic transplantation services.
The BMT Department is located within Saint Francis Hospital at:
6161 South Yale
Tulsa, OK, 74136
Directions to the BMT Administration Office
The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Saint Francis opened its doors in 1987. The program provides around-the-clock inpatient and outpatient services in a "clinic without walls" model. This method provides continuity of patient care through all phases of services.
The Blood and Marrow Transplant team is an interdisciplinary group that includes staff from oncology nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, social services, nutrition services, physical therapy and pastoral care working together to enhance patient care.
The Saint Francis Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program is an Apheresis Center and Collection Center for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP); a Transplant Center for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG); as well as a registry center for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). The program participates in private pharmaceutical studies and federally funded clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Saint Francis is autologous, collection and processing accredited through the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
Through the support of Saint Francis Health System and the Tulsa community, the BMT program is meeting the needs of a unique and very special group of patients and their families. Quite simply, the goal of the Saint Francis Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program is to partner with our patients and their families to provide hope and options for a brighter, healthier future.
Physicians who would like to refer a patient may contact the BMT Coordinator at 918-494-4475.