Since 1994, hundreds of cancer patients from throughout the region have come to Roger Williams Medical Center, home to Rhode Island's only Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program. In this comprehensive transplant center, autologous, allogeneic (related and unrelated) and cord blood transplantation services are offered.
A dedicated unit located in the hospital is supplied with high-efficiency particulate air-filtration systems that provide protection to patients who cannot resist infection. Patients are monitored through a centralized intensive care patient monitoring system, which includes highly skilled nurses who have expertise in high-dose, anti-tumor chemotherapy administration and management of transplant-related side effects.
An outpatient bed is available on the unit for patients requiring care after hours, weekends, or holidays.
The unit is a full-service program, which provides compassionate care to patients diagnosed with:
- acute and chronic leukemia
- multiple myeloma
- aplastic anmia
- myelopdysoplastic syndrome.
Each patient has a personalized care team that includes:
- certified oncology nurses
- specialized nurse practioners
- oncology fellows
- transplant coordinator
- research protocol nurse
- oncology social worker