Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program
An Aetna Institute of Excellence Transplant Facility
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is designated for adult bone marrow, liver and kidney transplants.
If you have been diagnosed with certain types of leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disorders, your doctor may decide that a stem cell transplant or cellular therapy is the right treatment for you.
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health is home to our Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program. In addition to autologous transplants, where patients receive their own cells, some may be treated with cells given by another person, a donor, in an allogeneic transplant.
Our experts specialize in working with haploidentical, or half-matched, donors. Stem cell transplants, or bone marrow transplants, are made easier with the option of using cells from family members. Parents or children are typically half-matched donors.
Jefferson providers also pioneered the innovative “2-step” transplant process, which greatly reduces the risk for graft-vs-host disease (a complication that occurs when donated cells are perceived as foreign and rejected).
Cellular therapy – a treatment in which immune system cells are collected and altered in a laboratory to attack cancer cells – is also offered for several types of cancer. Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells, or CAR-T, is an FDA-approved cellular therapy procedure. Jefferson is approved to administer many different CAR-T products and has an active clinical trial program.
To ensure comfort and convenience, some transplant and cellular therapy procedures can now be performed in an outpatient setting, so patients are able to return home throughout the course of their treatment.
Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to speak with a JEFF NOW® representative who will schedule an appointment for you.