Bone Marrow Transplantation

The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program at KHCC performs around 120 transplants every year. Since the establishment of the program, more than 700 transplants have been performed. It is one of the largest and most successful programs in the Middle East, achieving cure rates comparable with international standards. It oversees both matched allogeneic and autologous transplants.
 
The KHCC BMT program performs transplants utilizing cord blood, making it the only program in Jordan and the second in the region to offer such a highly specialized procedure.
 
Non-cancer cases are also transplanted through the KHCC BMT program, including thalassemia, aplastic anemia and other metabolic diseases.
 
Our expertise
The BMT program is comprised of both an adult and a pediatric section. The BMT unit contains 15 rooms (adults and pediatrics) which are supported with a High Efficiency Particulate Filter (HEPA). We have 10 outpatient clinics (five adults and five pediatric), stem cell collection and Extra Corporeal Photophersis (ECP) facilities. We also offer full psychosocial service support that includes a play therapist for pediatric patients.
 
Education & Training Activities
Post -graduate bone marrow transplantation fellowship: This program opens a new horizon for oncologists who have interest in bone marrow transplantation to receive training in stem cell transplantation. The unit has a capacity of 13 beds and they perform transplantation on adults and pediatrics and for a range of malignant and non-malignant conditions. The program offers autologous, allogenic and cord-blood transplantation which entails an enriching experience for trainees. The duration of the program is 6-12 months.
 
Department Faculty