Children’s Hospital Colorado celebrates 25 years of blood and marrow transplant program

Aurora, Colo. (August 5, 2019)  Children’s Hospital Colorado is celebrating an incredible 25 years of performing blood and marrow transplants. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Colorado offers the Rocky Mountain region’s most experienced dedicated pediatric blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapeutics program. The program, founded in 1994 by Dr. Roger Giller and now led by Dr. Michael Verneris has performed more than 1,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants and has some of the best survival rates in the country, making our program one of the most successful pediatric BMT programs in North America.

Today, a little more than halfway through 2019, Children’s Colorado BMT program has already had 1,728 outpatient visits at the Anschutz campus. That number is expected to grow even faster with the introduction of a new access point at our Colorado Springs hospital and will rise further as we open access to more chimeric antigen (CAR)-T-cell treatments this year.

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