For the fifth consecutive year, Northside Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program has been reported as having among the best survival outcomes in the country. The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) released the 2013 outcomes data for blood and marrow transplant programs using related and unrelated donors. The most recently reported data spans from years 2009 through 2011.
In 2013, nearly 200 transplants were performed at Northside, placing the hospital among the top BMT programs in the nation in terms of volume. The one-year survival of patients transplanted at Northside was 78 percent, among the best of any BMT program in the country and exceeding the survival expected by CIBMTR and NMDP for Northside. Northside is one of only two transplant programs in the country (out of 169), who have performed significantly better than their expected range for the past five consecutive reporting cycles, and is the only program in Georgia to have one-year survival outcomes that exceed expectations.
A group of nationally recognized physicians, along with a team of highly trained professionals, spearhead the work that takes place at Northside’s BMT Program. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in the nation, serving patients who require bone marrow or stem cell transplants. The Program offers the full range of available hematopoietic transplants including those from matched related, matched unrelated and haploidentical donors and cord blood transplants.
In 2011, Northside’s BMT Program was asked by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to join the group of Core Clinical Centers for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network. Northside is one of only 20 such BMT programs to be awarded this status. Northside is also the only metro Atlanta hospital chosen by NCI to be a Community Cancer Center, which gives patients access to the latest cancer research and treatments.
For more information about the national survival outcomes for blood and marrow transplant centers, visit www.cibmtr.org