Guidelines for Clinical Centers

The following "Guidelines for Clinical Centers" were adopted by the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation on May 21, 1995, and published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Volume 1, pages 54-55, 1995.

Objective

The primary objective of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) is to ensure the highest quality of medical practice in hematopoietic transplantation medicine. To this end, the following guidelines describe recommendations for centers performing blood and or/marrow transplantation for the treatment of human disease.

Program Size

To ensure continuing proficiency in a transplant program, a minimum of 10 transplants should have been performed during the previous year. If the program performs only one type of graft (autologous or allogeneic), at least 10 transplants of that type must be performed per annuml programs performing both allogeneic and autologous transplantations should perform a minimum of 10 transplants of each kind per annum.