Selecting a Hospital

When possible, patients are encouraged to obtain more than one opinion before choosing a hospital for treatment. Larger centers have cancer research programs in clinical, basic science, and prevention (population-based investigations) that are designated as comprehensive cancer centers by the National Cancer Institute. This ensures a strong body of interactive research leading to advances in patient treatments.

Patients have many different reasons for choosing specific transplant centers. The major considerations include:

  1. Physician and Personal Referrals
  2. Geographic Constraints
  3. Family Limitations
  4. Insurance Coverage/Financial Constraints
  5. Disease-Specific Specialization
  6. Personal Preference
  7. Professional Reputation

Tribute to Arlene Feinberg

  • With great sadness, we mourn the passing of the Founding Mother of Gift of Life, Arlene Feinberg. When her son Jay was told he would never find a matching donor, the doctors were unprepared for the passion and tenacity of this most determined mother.

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