The Aflac Cancer Center BMT team has years of experience transplanting infants, children and young adults.
What does this data mean?
This graph shows the total number of BMTs performed each year by the age of the patient. In 2011, more than 45 percent of the BMTs performed were on children younger than age 5.
Why is this important?
Children are not small adults. If your child is in need of a BMT, you want a team specially trained and experienced in caring for children.
How does the Aflac Cancer Center help ensure we are providing high-quality care?
- A large, 50+ person faculty includes pediatric-trained oncologists (cancer doctors), hematologists (blood disorder doctors), BMT doctors and researchers.
- Family support team, including child life specialists who educate children and families about what to expect before, during and after a BMT
- The inpatient unit has 10 specially designed, high efficiency particulate air (HEPA)-filtered rooms, as well as a playroom just for BMT patients.
- The HEPA-filtered BMT outpatient suite has five private rooms for infusions, treatments and exams.
- We are accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), making the Aflac Cancer Center the only FACT-accredited pediatric BMT center in Georgia.
- Our patients have access to approximately 250 clinical trials, affording the access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country