Tulane Unveils New $3.8M Bone Marrow Transplant Expansion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University in New Orleans has formally unveiled a $3.8 million renovation and expansion of its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

         The university said Thursday in a news release that the project began in November. It includes an increase in patient beds from seven to 16. It also includes state-of-the-art airflow and water filtration systems.

         Tulane's bone marrow transplant program was founded in 1994.

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         Dr. Hana Safah, medical director of the program, says the improvements are part of an effort to make sure that area blood cancer patients can have high-quality care close to home.


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