Blood and Marrow Transplant

Map of Bone Marrow Donors

We recognize that a stem cell transplant is an ongoing physical and emotional journey for patients and their families. In addition to state-of-the-art medical care, our approach emphasizes dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration involving both you and your family—beginning before the transplant procedure and continuing throughout the first year and beyond.

The Iowa difference in transplant care is our commitment to your health and well-being long after your transplant.

The concept behind stem cell transplantation is to destroy the tumor and/or diseased bone marrow, then give back healthy blood–forming stem cells from either the marrow, blood stream, or cord blood to restore bone marrow function. The "stem cell" is a precursor cell that has the capacity to create all the necessary cells in the blood stream.

In addition to our longstanding record of excellent patient outcomes and our commitment to your health, the University of Iowa blood and marrow transplant services offer:

  • A multidisciplinary transplant team
  • Coordinated care and communication with your referring physicians
  • An average of 200 transplants each year
  • More than 2,700 adult patients with stem cell transplantation
  • Lifelong post-transplant monitoring and care