Welcome to the website for the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). Here you will find information and resources for patients receiving an autologous stem cell transplant at our hospital. The purpose of this website is to provide you with information that goes along with the education you will receive from your health care team.
Below are some helpful links. Also look to the right hand navigation for more resources.
- Stem Cell Transplant Guidebook for Patients
- What is an autologous stem cell transplant?
- Peer mentors and patient stories
- Links and resources
The stem cell transplant program at KGH
The Stem Cell Transplant program at KGH completes about 50 transplants per year. An inter-professional team will care for you while you are an inpatient (staying in the hospital) and outpatient (coming for an appointment). Our program has the same standard of care and response rates as nearby hospitals who also offer autologous stem cell transplants, such as Toronto or Ottawa.
At KGH, the types of cancer treated with an autologous stem cell transplant are:
- Relapsed Hodgkin’s disease
- Relapsed or Aggressive Lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma or plasma cell disorders
With lymphomas, the purpose of the transplant may be to cure the disease or control the disease symptoms and improve your quality of life.
With myeloma, the purpose of the transplant is to control the disease symptoms and improve your quality of life.
You must meet certain criteria to be considered suitable for a stem cell transplant. Talk to your hematologist about your individual treatment plan and if a stem cell transplant is an appropriate and safe option for you.
The stem cell transplant nurses can be reached the following ways:
Phone number: 613-549-6666 Extension 6627
Email address: kghstemcell@KingstonHSC.ca