• By Paul Scotti

Mayo Clinic in Florida completes 1,000th blood and marrow transplant

October 12, 2016

medical illustration of blood and marrow transplant

The blood and marrow transplant (BMT) team at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. recently announced the completion of its 1,000th transplant.

Mayo Clinic is one of the leading BMT programs in Florida and is the only BMT program in Northeast Florida. BMT is a procedure in which patients receive their own stem cells or stem cells from a donor after intensive chemotherapy/radiation therapy. It is used to treat diseases such as leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, multiple myeloma, lymphoma and amyloidosis, among others. Combined with its programs in Arizona and Minnesota, in 2015, Mayo Clinic performed almost 800 blood and marrow transplants — making it one of the largest BMT programs in the U.S.

The Florida campus' BMT program functions in partnership with the BMT programs of Nemours Children’s Clinic and Wolfson Children’s Hospital to provide a full range of transplant services to adults and children in Jacksonville. Created in 2001, the program also allows for greater collaboration in physician and staff expertise, research, and clinical protocols. The program has been accredited continuously by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy since 2004.

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“The completion of 1000 transplants is a proud milestone for our BMT program and a testament to the dedication of our entire team in providing the highest quality health care services for our patients with complex medical conditions,” said Vivek Roy, M.D., medical director of the adult BMT program at Mayo Clinic in Florida. “We will strive to continue earning the community’s trust in our BMT program in the future.”

Watch: Dr. Roy discusses blood and marrow transplant.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Roy are in the downloads.