The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Vancouver General Hospital and British Columbia Cancer Agency provides care for all adults in British Columbia and the Yukon requiring a bone marrow transplant and 80% of adults with acute leukemia. In addition, a few patients are referred for bone marrow transplants each year from other provinces in Canada.
Annually, 150 to 200 bone marrow transplants are performed by the Leukemia/BMT Program. Of these:
In addition, the Program evaluates 85 to 120 new patients with acute leukemia each year.
The first Bone Marrow Transplant was carried out at the Vancouver General Hospital in August 1981. As of June 2008, over 2,700 transplants have been performed at Vancouver General Hospital and the British Columbia Cancer Agency combined.