Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is just one of three centres providing all forms of stem cell transplants to adult cancer patients in Ontario. A stem cell transplant has the ability to give more tomorrows to patients suffering from blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma. It is a complex, but potentially life-saving medical procedure, and patients across Ontario are waiting for their opportunity to receive a transplant.
Stem cell transplants, particularly donor-matched transplants (clinically known as allogeneic) are complex and resource-intensive, requiring very specialized facilities and highly trained clinical teams.
Thanks to donor support, we have raised the $5 million needed to expand the dedicated and specialized clinical space, and to purchase essential equipment. The expansion is expected to be complete and open for patients in fall 2020.
While the initial campaign is complete, your ongoing support is vital to ensure that the Hematology Program can meet growing patient needs. Further funding will enable the purchase of additional equipment and patient amenities, and support ongoing research, education and clinical trials.
Your donation will help more patients have a tomorrow.
“It is an exciting time as this expansion will allow us to provide care to more patients and their families. It will enable us, as clinicians, to provide leading-edge treatment in a purpose-built space. A space optimized for patients going through the biggest challenge of their life.”
Dr. Kylie Lepic