BMT Volumes and Outcomes

The Aflac Cancer Center has some of the nation’s shortest times for engraftment.

What does this data mean?

The graph shows the average number of days it takes the transplanted blood stem cells to start growing. The Aflac Cancer Center has fewer days to engraftment when compared to a benchmark.*

Why is this important?

A successful transplant means the new healthy blood stem cells find their way into the bone marrow and start to grow. When the cells grow, it is called engraftment. Engraftment is different for each child and usually happens 10 days to 28 days after a transplant. The faster the cells begin the grow, the better.

How does the Aflac Cancer Center help ensure we are providing high-quality care?

  • Our pediatric BMT team works together to help ensure our patients receive the best donor match possible.
  • 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 more than 300 clinical trials, affording the access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.

 

*Source: Internally derived benchmarks based on review of national registry data for 2013.