BMT Volumes and Outcomes

Since our program began, the staff of the Aflac Cancer Center performed more than 1,000 BMTs, making it one of the largest pediatric programs in the country.*

What does this data mean?

This graph shows the total number of BMTs performed each year at the Aflac Cancer Center. During the past five years, we have averaged 60 BMTs each year— that is more than one BMT every week.

Why is this important?

Research shows that centers with a higher number of transplants often have better outcomes. In addition, our experienced team performs both allogeneic and autologous transplants for a variety of malignant and nonmalignant diseases.

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

  • A large, 60+ person faculty includes pediatric-trained oncologists (cancer doctors), hematologists (blood disorder doctors), BMT doctors and researchers.
  • Our family support team includes child life specialists who educate families about what to expect before, during and after their children’s 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.

 

*Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2013; the PHIS hospitals are 42 of the largest and most advanced children’s hospitals in America and constitute the most demanding standards of pediatric service in America.