The new unit in St James’s Hospital, containing 21 air-conditioned, en suite rooms carries out approximately 160 stem cell transplantations a year for patients in Ireland. It also performs volunteer stem cell donation for patients in Ireland and abroad as part of the international mutual support arrangements for patients who lack a suitable donor in their family.
The Unit (Denis Burkitt Ward) has had a state of the art revamp over a six weeks time frame in 2013 and supported with BMLT funds of €240,000.
The Unit was fitted with new catering services, non touch plumbing and lighting and hi-tech digital wiring to minimise the overall paper load.
BMLT continues to raise money in support of the unit and the unit remains the only one in the country offering allogeneic stem cell transplantation (stem cells from a donor) for adult patients.