If you have certain types of leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoma or other forms of cancer, stem cell transplants — including peripheral blood, bone marrow and cord blood — may help. Since 1993, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, home of Sutter Cancer Centers, has offered patients a comfortable, convenient and supportive place to heal while undergoing stem cell transplants.
At Sutter Cancer Centers, transplant doctors offer three types of stem cell transplants. In the stem cell transplant process, you receive comprehensive lab testing and diagnostic imaging tests as part of an evaluation process. We provide detailed education and support throughout the transplant process, including education about possible complications of stem cell transplants.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes transplant physicians, nurse coordinators, dieticians, pharmacists and transplant-educated inpatient staff. The team is also supported by consultants in infectious diseases, critical and pulmonary care and other specialty areas, as well as pharmacy staff and onsite pathologists trained and experienced in the unique issues of transplantation.
You will also receive support from social workers, chaplains, financial coordinators and donor search coordinators. Transplantation typically requires a regimen of medications and care procedures even after you leave the hospital. Cancer specialists remain available to guide you through the healing process and back to a more active life.
Doctors at Sutter Cancer Centers are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of patient care and cellular therapy product collection and administration by adhering to all applicable governmental laws, requirements and accrediting agency standards. We are accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and a member of the National Marrow Donor Program. We also participate in research with the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation Research.