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The Division of Hematology at VGH is one of the most well-regarded programs in North America and is at the forefront of advancements in the battle against blood cancers and blood diseases.  The Divison’s research arm– the Hematology Research Program (HRP)  – is developing and testing innovative treatment options for patients. Through the HRP hundreds of British Columbians with blood cancer and disease have gained access to new, improved and potentially life-saving treatment options that would otherwise have been unavailable to them.

KEY FACTS:

  • One of the most comprehensive hematology divisions in North America
  • The only program in BC that provides the specialized care and most progressive diagnosis and treatments bone marrow transplant patients need
  • Approximately 70,000 treatments performed at outpatient clinics each year
  • VGH performs about 250 bone marrow transplants annually
  • About 1,500 bone marrow and stem cell transplant survivors in BC
  • 1,500 bone marrow and stem cell transplant survivors in BC

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