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MedStar Health: Blood and Marrow Collection Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Front of the MedStar Georgetown Hospital building with cherry blossoms in the foreground
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20007

The Blood and Marrow Collection Program (BMCP) at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a large procurement program of bone marrow and peripheral stem cells with the mission of helping patients with life threatening conditions in need of a stem cell transplant. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital established the BMCP to serve the unique needs of stem cell donors, to create innovative solutions in providing timely access to collection services, and to satisfy the growing demands of patients in need of a stem cell transplant.

Bone marrow and peripheral stem cells are collected from patients, their relatives, or from volunteer donors. The Blood and Marrow Collection Program has a specialized medical and administrative team trained to respond to the needs of patients, donors, and transplant/donor coordinating centers. We streamline all services for donors, managing multiple collections simultaneously with a high degree of availability for additional collections, including emergency collection cases. The health and safety of the patient and donor are primary considerations, as well as obtaining a quality stem cell product to ensure stem cell transplant success.

Courier Instructions

  • To Our Volunteer Couriers:

    Thank you for the essential part you play in saving lives. We welcome you to the Blood and Marrow Collection Program at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center located at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

    On the day of your scheduled pickup:

    • Enter the hospital through Entrance #2/Main Hospital Entrance off of Reservoir Road. 
    • Your rideshare can drop you off at the roundabout under the overhang, or if you drive yourself, please park in the Visitor Parking garage (valet or self park available).
    • Unless we have spoken with you prior to your arrival and have told you the product you are picking up is ready, you shouldn’t ask the rideshare driver dropping you off to wait for your departure.
    • Upon entering the main lobby, proceed to the MAIN (ORANGE) elevators. 
    • Turn left through the double doors just past the elevators. 
    • The Blood and Marrow Collection Program is on the left (M1303) before the next set of double doors. 

    Contact a team member at 202-444-7253 upon arrival to our offices, or if you are having any difficulty in finding us. Please wait in the designated area in the hall outside M1303, and follow infection prevention measures (remain masked and practice social distancing). All visitors to the hospital are required to wear a face covering at all times. Please note, that if wearing a face covering with ventilation "valves," a second covering will be provided and must be used over it, or a different covering may be used.

    For pick up time updates, please give our office a call anytime after 11 am. If we cannot provide an update, we appreciate your understanding and will ask you to call back when we expect to have new information. Please have the GRID of your scheduled pickup ready when you call, as we process several collections a day, and want to ensure we are giving you correct information concerning your collection.