Blood and Marrow Transplant
Learn more about the blood and marrow transplant process at St. Luke's MSTI.
The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) is the first and only one of its kind in Idaho. Our patients receive the region’s most advanced therapies, with the benefit of care close to home.
Studies show that patient outcomes in community transplant programs, such as St. Luke’s MSTI's, are equal to those at academic medical centers. Moreover, our patients tell us that their quality of life is better because they are able to stay close to home and family. We are committed to working with patients and physicians throughout every stage of the transplant process, and to returning patients home as soon as possible.
Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Provides:
- A highly trained multidisciplinary team of care providers, including specially trained physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and others.
- An on-site, full-service BMT Laboratory that performs the collection, cryopreservation, and storage of all stem cell products.
- The advantages of participation in national clinical trials. In addition, we work in close cooperation with regional academic and research centers.
- The benefits of an accredited facility. We are accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), a national non-profit organization that promotes high-quality patient care and quality laboratory performance.
Since 1993, St. Luke's MSTI has been performing autologous transplants (using the patient’s own stem cells) and syngeneic transplants (using cells from an identical twin). Like other recognized centers around the country, our team uses mobilized peripheral blood stem cells in the transplant process.
When referred by their oncologist, we treat adults and children 16 and older. The primary diseases treated are:
- Lymphomas and Hodgkin’s disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Acute leukemia
- Testicular cancer
St. Luke's MSTI Blood and Marrow Transplant program combines the finest protocols, training, and equipment with the personalized support and understanding that patients with a life-threatening illness need and deserve.
For more information about referral to our program, call (208) 381-2711 or toll free (800) 845-4624.
Links to Additional Information About Blood and Marrow Transplant:
National Cancer Institute:
- Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Q & A
- What you Need to Know About Hodgkin's Disease
- What you Need to Know About Leukemia
- Disease Information on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Learning about Blood and Marrow Transplants
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation:
- Myeloma Treatments: Stem Cell Transplantation
- BMT InfoNet
- American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplant