Expertise in Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant

The Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplant Program combines twenty-five years of treatment expertise with state-of-the-art research and comprehensive support services to assure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Offering treatment for a variety of malignant and non-malignant diseases, including lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and selected solid tumors, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program strives for full reintegration of each patient into normal, everyday life. 

Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program
300pasteurdr-stanford
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-0822 Getting Here
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-0822 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment at Stanford

Why Come to Stanford?

Stanford has the largest Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in Northern California and has provided transplants to over 4500 adult patients, with over 300 transplants performed annually.

  • Doctor expertise from doctors who focus exclusively on blood and bone marrow transplant with extensive experience managing all transplant types
  • Nursing specialists who staff an outpatient infusion treatment center and a dedicated 22-bed inpatient unit
  • Innovative protocols offering our patients the latest treatment options founded on years of research
  • Weekly multispecialty team meetings to discuss treatment options for each newly evaluated patient
  • Most major managed care contracts, allowing patients maximum access to the program
  • Accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the National Marrow Donor Program
  • Education and support resources for patients, their caregivers, and family

Nationally recognized

The nationally recognized Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplant Program combines superior patient care with cutting-edge medicine. We are among a select number of Blood and Marrow Transplant programs in the country currently funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct clinical research designed to improve patient outcomes. The program is fully accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and is a member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network of the NCI.

Superior patient care

Patients receiving care with the Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplant Program have access to the full complement of specialist doctors within the medical center, including many who are nationally recognized. Although most of our patients are from California, others travel from throughout the United States and some from other countries to seek care from the Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Our blood and bone marrow transplantation treatment process is highly interdisciplinary.

The doctors in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program have extensive blood and bone marrow transplant experience and are dedicated to the care of patients undergoing transplantation. Our doctors focus exclusively on blood and bone marrow transplant, enabling them to provide the best possible care while incorporating innovation and new research to improve treatment outcomes.

Learn more about the treatment process, or visit the School of Medicine's Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation for information on education and research efforts.

Clinical Trials

Stanford's cutting-edge research

The following is some of the research that Blood and Marrow Transplant Program doctors have recently been involved with:

  • Cellular therapeutics—translational research investigating specific cell populations, such as regulatory T-cells, cytokine induced killer (CIK) cells, tumor vaccines, and memory T-cells
  • Graft vs host disease—investigating novel approaches to the prevention and treatment of graft vs host disease
  • Haploidentical hematopoietic (blood forming) cell transplantation
  • Pioneered novel TLI/ATG allogeneic preparative regimen, which reduces rates of graft vs host disease and lowers transplant-related risks in select disease types

Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

Clinical trial eligibility flowcharts

Eligibility flowcharts map clinical trials to specific types of cancers to determine if a participant is eligible for the particular clinical trial. View all blood and marrow transplant eligibility flowcharts at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

The initial evaluation process begins with a referral from your hematologist or oncologist to a Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program doctor. After this referral, the Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplant Program new patient coordinator will call you with an appointment date and time.

Bring completed forms found in the BMT New Patient Letter.

MEDICAL RELEASE

Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

To refer a patient, call our Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program office at 650-723-0822.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

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