Blood Cancers and Stem Cell Transplant Program
The mission of the Blood Cancers and Stem Cell Transplant Program at Ochsner Medical Center is to provide exceptional care for patients with hematologic malignancies from diagnosis through treatment, long-term follow-up and survivorship.
A multidisciplinary team of physicians and staff are committed to providing expertise, innovation and personalized care and will work together to assist you in any way possible.
The Ochsner Medical Center Leukemia, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program has received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. By demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration, Ochsner Medical Center has earned FACT Accreditation for adult autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation; peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection; and cellular therapy product processing.
Ochsner is the only FACT-accredited site for adults in the state of Louisiana.
Program at a Glance
- Leukemia and stem cell transplant inpatient unit with high quality air purification and filtration system
- Dedicated blood cancer and transplant outpatient clinic with high quality air purification and filtration system
- High quality outpatient infusion center
- Complete support for stem cell processing and blood products through our own Stem cell lab and Blood bank which is a regional blood center
- Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant with a dedicated team of physicians and support staff
- Comprehensive clinical trials in blood cancers and stem cell transplant
Our experience in treating patients with a broad range of hematologic malignancies, coupled with cutting-edge research and The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, combine to offer you highly specialized and comprehensive care in a patient friendly, state-of-the-art facility.
Ochsner is in the process of building an international reputation for its state-of-the-art treatment of leukemia, blood and bone marrow transplantation. The hospital’s comprehensive program provides the full range of care and treatment from diagnosis to long-term follow-up of all adult hematologic malignancies.
A unique collaboration among highly trained and experienced physicians from Ochsner and LSU Health Science Center provide optimal care for oncology patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, aplastic anemia and certain immune deficiency diseases.
In addition, the hospital’s comprehensive hematology facility is specifically designed with hepa filtration and positive air pressure to reduce risk of patient infection. The stem cell laboratory, part of the Ochsner Blood Bank, was fully equipped as a free-standing stem cell processing laboratory to facilitate transplants. A dedicated outpatient infusion suite supports the transfusion needs of leukemia and transplant patients, as well.
For more information on the Ochsner Cancer Institute Leukemia, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program please call us directly at 504-842-2950.