MCW Transplant Program
Medical College of Wisconsin has pioneered clinical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as well as research in this field. The Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offer autologous, allogeneic, unrelated and mismatched and cord blood transplants. The combined adult and pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is the largest in the state and has performed transplants for over 35 years. The adult program at Froedtert & Medical College has performed more than 1,000 bone marrow transplants here since 1980. In addition to patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and solid-tumor cancers, patients with non-malignant blood disorders such as genetic anemias, immune deficiencies and sickle cell anemia, and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis have been treated over the years. The MCW program is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy and is also approved by/affiliated with the National Marrow Donor Program, the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the Children's Cancer Group.
The goals of the Medical College of Wisconsin blood and marrow transplant programs are to save lives by applying state of the art technology to diseases in which Blood and marrow transplantation has demonstrated effectiveness, to extend the benefits of these treatments into new diseases where before little hope existed, and to improve therapies using genetic and immune manipulations and other targeted approaches that have higher success rates with fewer adverse side effects or complications.