Mayo Clinic to open Phoenix stem cell lab
Mayo Clinic in Arizona will open its own stem cell laboratory in summer 2014. The laboratory will be initially dedicated to storing and processing stem cells used for bone marrow transplants at Mayo Clinic Hospital and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Mayo Clinic is a regional referral center and performs more than 200 adult stem cell transplants each year and approximately 30 pediatric transplants with Phoenix Children's Hospital. The program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the National Bone Marrow Donor Program.
Mayo Clinic's Bone Marrow Transplant program provides consultations, evaluations and treatment for patients who would potentially benefit from a stem cell transplant. Patients who are younger than age 18 are cared for through Mayo Clinic's pediatric program at Phoenix Children's Hospital.