Bone Marrow Transplant Program at UNM
The only program in New Mexico is also FACT Accredited!
The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center offers autologous stem cell transplants most often for people with lymphoma and myeloma. Autologous transplants allow you to get chemotherapy treatment that would otherwise be harmful to your bone marrow.
Bone marrow is a liquid organ. Its cells can be coaxed into the bloodstream. Autologous transplants harvest stem cells from blood, store them during chemotherapy, and transplant the stem cells back into the bloodstream. Once in the blood, the stem cells find their way back into the bone marrow where they grow new blood cells.
Our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center is the state’s only bone marrow transplant program. Our team includes a nurse manager, nurse coordinator, a social worker, a pharmacist, infusion nurses, and an inpatient team. Housed on the fourth floor of the clinic, the dedicated space has infusion bays, open stations, private rooms and transplant bays.