• Hematology and blood & marrow transplantation

    More than 1,500 patients have received transplants from the Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at UK HealthCare since the program was founded in 1982. Part of the UK Markey Cancer Center, our program features a 15-bed inpatient unit where all rooms are private and positive-pressure HEPA-filtered.

    The Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplant team treats all blood-related diseases, including aplastic anemia and other conditions that stem from a bone marrow failure, as well as some solid neoplastic diseases. Our experts perform both autologous transplants, which use stem cells from the patient, and allogeneic procedures, which use stem cells from a donor. 


    Treatment of blood disorders such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, sickle cell disease, polycythemia, thrombocytosis, myeloproliferative disorders; treatment of coagulation disorders such as hemophilia, Von Willebrand's disease, thrombosis; treatment of hematologic malignancies such as acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma; blood and marrow transplants.

    Hematologic cancer care at the UK Markey Cancer Center

    Because every facet of UK HealthCare is dedicated to remaining on the leading edge of modern medicine, a variety of clinical research programs are under way within the Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at UK Markey Cancer Center.

    Clinical trials 
    Genetic counseling 

    Transplant team and nursing

    Our attending physicians are trained in medical hematology and oncology, and each brings specific expertise in transplants and blood-related cancers. Because UK HealthCare takes a cooperative, highly integrated approach to medicine, patients in the Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplant Program also have access to experts in every medical and surgical subspecialty.

    Our nurses, who have an average of 12 years of experience in blood and marrow transplants, are certified in chemotherapy, biotherapy and oncology nursing. The Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplant team also includes a dietitian and a social worker for both inpatient and outpatient consultation. Care coordinators and disease-team leaders coordinate inpatient and outpatient care.

    Patient appointments

      Request an appointment online or call 859-257-6006 or toll free 800-333-8874. After hours, call 859-323-5321

  • Markey Cancer Center
    Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility
    First Floor, Room CC140
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0093

    This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »

    Call 800-333-8874
    Call 859-257-6006
    Fax 859-323-4607

    After hours, call 859-323-5321.

    The Ben F. Roach Cancer Center is located adjacent to UK Chandler Hospital on Rose Street, and a small parking lot and drop-off circle are accessible next to the building.

    Directions to Markey Cancer Center »

    UK HealthCare accepts many forms of insurance. See list of insurers »