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ASBMTAmerican Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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UNOS and ASBMT have worked together over the past 3 years to synthesize different credentialing forms and has proposed 2 industry-standard request for information forms to all health plans-one for solid organ transplants and one for stem cell/bone marrow transplants.
ASBMT has been instrumental in numerous advancements in the BMT field, including developing stem cell transplantation regulations and standards and starting and sponsoring the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, an accreditation program for BMT centers.
Particularly newsworthy in this year in which we celebrated the performance of the 1 millionth transplant worldwide were the presentations related to increasing the use of stem cell transplantation in older patients with acute leukemia and MDS," said Sergio Giralt, MD, president-elect of the ASBMT and the hematologist/oncologist who performed Roberts' stem cell transplant.