Blood and Marrow Transplant FAQs

Where is the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Saint Francis located?
The Blood and Marrow Transplantation business office is located in Saint Francis Hospital, Level A. Enter through the Cancer Center entrance on the north side of the campus (entrance seven on campus map). The office is between Radiation Oncology and the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis.

What does a stem cell transplant treat?
Stem cells from either the blood or bone marrow can be used to treat many diseases. These include ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, aplastic anemia, sickle cell anemia, as well as other autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency states.

How long does the transplant process take?
Each disease is different, but it can take at least one month from the time of your referral to the transplant program until you are actually having the transplant.

How long are you in the hospital with a transplant?
If using your own stem cells, the average length of hospitalization is 21 days. If you are getting cells from your sibling, the average length of hospitalization is 30 days.

Can my family and friends visit me while I am in the hospital?
Yes, anyone may visit who is not ill. Children and grandchildren of the patient may visit if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Can anyone spend the night in my room?

Yes, one family member or friend may spend the night with you.

Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Saint Francis

6161 South Yale Avenue, Level A
Tulsa, OK 74136 [Campus Map]