The Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia floors have units that are designed for patients with lengthy stays and compromised immune systems.
The 20-bed facility features several elements specifically for an immune-compromised patient population, including a centralized air-handling system that filters all of the air on the floor every minute, removing 99.98 percent of potential pollutants. Dedicated restrooms and showers for family members also help protect patients' health, while amenities like wireless Internet, TVs, and large picture windows in every room help ease the burden of enduring the 3 to 6 week average stay for patients and their families.
Other features of the floor include:
With some of the highest BMT survival rates we're seeing an increase in patients with leukemia and other hematological malignancies requiring bone marrow transplant and highly-specialized acute care coming to Hadassah for care. We are constantly seeking to improve our department in order to provide patients and families with amenities that will provide the best possible surroundings in order to aid in their treatment and recovery.
If you are from out of town, you and your loved ones may need temporary housing while you recover from your bone marrow transplant.
Patients needing Allogeneic bone marrow transplants:
You will need to stay within a one-hour drive for a minimum of 100 days after your bone marrow transplant.
Patients needing Mini-allogeneic bone marrow transplants:
You need to stay within a one-hour drive for a minimum of 30 days after your bone marrow transplant. Your condition will determine your length of stay in the Cleveland Clinic.
Patients needing Autologous bone marrow transplants:
You need to stay within a one-hour drive of Cleveland Clinic during the pre-transplant phase. You may need to stay within a one-hour drive after discharge from the inpatient unit after your bone marrow transplant.
Check with your insurance company to see if they provide a travel and lodging benefit that will pay for these expenses. If your insurance company does not offer this benefit, you may choose to stay in a hotel or temporary apartment at your own expense, or ask your bone marrow transplant social worker to place you on the waiting list for the Hope Lodge. You will need to call the individual lodging options to make arrangements and to obtain current rates.