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Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy

World Class Expertise in Patient Care and Research

Message From the Chief

Welcome to the Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Division. We are very proud of the outstanding compassionate care that we provide our patients along with conducting state of the art basic and translational science on stem cell biology, cellular immunology and transplantation biology.

BMT Fellowship

Since 2007, the program has trained more than 45 physicians with majority of our graduates now working in the field of transplantation and cellular therapy throughout the country. 

About Us

The BMT-CT program at Stanford performs autologous and allogeneic transplantations for over 450 patients each year. The program has been very successful with a history of limited morbidity rates and acute mortality that is well below most published reports.

The most exciting science typically happens when groups from different disciplines or with different points of views come together. 

One of the SCI’s major missions is to promote the collaboration and interaction of its 400 faculty members and bring this expertise to the benefit of the patient.

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Our cutting-edge research is developing novel immunotherapy for cancer. Support the BMT Division by making a donation to our research fund.


Cellular immunotherapy is a new way of treating cancer. Cellular immunotherapy is a breakthrough because it's a living therapy; the cells that are administered can last in patients for weeks, months, even years. SCI members Crystal Mackall, MD and David Miklos, MD, PhD opened the first ever clinical trial for a bi-specific (CD19xCD22) CAR-T cell.


Over 400 patients received bone marrow or stem cell transplants at Stanford last year. 

Karl G. Blume, M.D. Memorial Lecture

The Karl G. Blume, MD Memorial Lectureship was established to honor Dr. Blume’s countless contributions to the field of blood and marrow transplantation, and to Stanford University and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. The lectureship is held the second Wednesday of each April at Stanford University’s Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. 

Dr. Blume and his team conducted Stanford’s first successful Bone Marrow Transplant on November 2, 1987. Today the program provides transplants to over 300 adult patients a year, with over 5,000 patients receiving transplants during the past 30 years.

Read the Tribute to Dr. Blume here.

Understanding Bone Marrow Transplantation - from the Clinical and Personal Perspectives