Here's an overview of the distinguished history of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at Ohio State's Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute:
- Established in January at The Ohio State University Medical Center as a one-bed inpatient unit.
- Performed the first BMT February 13, 1984.
- Performed only allogeneic transplants using sibling donors.
- Performed the first autologous bone marrow transplant.
- Reached the 100th transplant milestone.
- Increased to a nine-bed inpatient unit.
- Established an outpatient Day Care Unit for transplant patients.
- Opened the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.
- Increased to a 12-bed inpatient unit.
- Performed first autologous transplant using peripheral blood stem cells.
- Achieved first transplant using an unrelated voluntary donor.
- Reached the 500th transplant milestone.
- Performed first allogeneic peripheral blood transplant.
- Reached the 1,000th transplant milestone.
- Performed first reduced intensity or non-myeloablative (mini) allogeneic transplant.
- Celebrated 20-year anniversary of the BMT Program.
- Increased to a 24-bed inpatient unit.
- Performed more than 2,000 stem cell transplants.