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Primary Location:

Helen DeVos Children's Hosp / Spectrum Health

Pediatric Blood & BMT Program
100 Michigan Avenue NE
MC 185
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2560
(616) 391-9127
http://www.helendevoschildrens.org/BloodandBoneMarrowTransplant

Secondary Location:

Spectrum Health Adult Blood and Marrow

Transplant
145 Michigan Street
Suite 5200, MC269
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA
(616) 486-5933
http://www.spectrumhealth.org/blood-marrow-transplant

Number of Transplants Performed

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1998 and has been an NMDP transplant center since March 2002.

Transplants Reported (From Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2012 as reported by the centers)       Unrelated or Related Donor Auto-
logous

(PBSC or marrow)
Total (by transplant type)
Marrow PBSC Cord
Blood
Unrelated Donor
- Adult
0 0 0 --- 0
Unrelated Donor
- Pediatric
6 0 4 --- 10
Related Donor
- Adult
1 0 0 --- 1
Related Donor
- Pediatric
7 0 0 --- 7
Autologous
- Adult
--- --- --- 4 4
Autologous
- Pediatric
--- --- --- 13 13
Total
(by cell source)
14 0 4 17 35

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Patient Survival Information for this Center

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital


This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2009, 2010 and 2011, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 20 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 90.0%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 55.6% and 91.7%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes (PDF).


Transplant Results by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage

Helen DeVos Children's Hosp / Spectrum Health - Related

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Related Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using related donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.


Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Disorders of the immune system 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Solid tumors / Other malignancies -- 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Total 3/3 2/3 -- -- -- -- -- 5/6

Helen DeVos Children's Hosp / Spectrum Health - Unrelated

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Unrelated Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using unrelated donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.


Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission -- 3/3 -- -- -- -- -- 3/3
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Disorders of the immune system 2/2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Histiocytic disorders 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Severe aplastic anemia 1/1 2/2 1/1 -- -- -- -- 4/4
Total 4/5 7/7 1/1 -- -- -- -- 12/13

Program Description:

The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital/Spectrum Health takes a multidisciplinary approach to transplant. Our program works closely with the other specialties at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital/Spectrum Health to provide care for adults, children and their families.

Contact Information:

If you have transplant-related questions, please contact Kelli Cole, transplant center coordinator, at (616) 486-7619 or by e-mail at kelli.cole@spectrumhealth.org.

Program Type:

Adult and Pediatric

Attending Physicians:

(Medical Doctors)

Adult -

A. Samer Al-Homsi, Stephanie F. Williams

Pediatric -

Aly Abdel-Mageed, Uli Duffner

Transplants Performed:

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on:

Adult and pediatric

Find research trials at this center here:

ClinicalTrials.gov

Estimated Search & Transplant Costs

The costs for a transplant vary greatly from center to center and depend on factors such as health insurance, disease type and disease stage of the patient, as well as center-specific billing policies. Examples of costs in the search and transplant include:

  • The amount and geographic location of donors tested
  • Testing needed to confirm a match
  • Processing and collecting of tissue-typing samples
  • Donor workup testing needed
  • Getting the marrow, PBSC or cord blood unit for transplant

For the best understanding of costs of transplant and follow-up for a specific transplant center, contact the center's Financial Representative.

help Explain Transplant Costs at Different Centers

Resources for financial information

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this transplant center, you can contact the center's financial representative, Craig VanDellen by e-mail at craig.vandellen@helendevoschildrens.org or by phone at (616) 391-9414.

Financial services at this center could include:

  • Health insurance information
  • Financial assistance
  • Patient-related resources

Additional Information

Further information about this center, including the number and type of transplants performed in each of the last three years, and the support groups offered, may be found in the BMT InfoNet Transplant Center Directory:
http://www.bmtinfonet.org/transplantcenters.

BMT InfoNet (Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and emotional support to transplant patients and their families.