UCSF blood disorder specialists, or hematologists, provide the best care possible for patients with acute and chronic blood conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, aplastic anemia, immune thrombocytopenia, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders (thrombosis) and anemias. Some diseases are inherited while others are acquired, but all require specialized treatment.
In addition, UCSF is a leader in blood and bone marrow transplants, which are used to treat a number of blood disorders. Our expert transplant team is comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers and additional health professionals who work together to care for individuals and their families throughout the transplant process. In 2012, UCSF's adult BMT program was named an "over performer" for allogeneic stem cell transplants for the third consecutive year by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Designated "over performers" exceed expectations for patient survival rates. Out of 169 BMT programs in the country, just 10 were named over performers. UCSF's program therefore ranks in the top 6 percent in the nation.
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Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
New Patients: (415) 353-2051
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.
Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Metered street parking is rarely available.
Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.
For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.
Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.
A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.
UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:
For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes
Resources at UCSF Medical Center
Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Information and Support
Community Resources for Information and Support
Cancer Information and Support
Helping Children Understand Cancer
Across the Chasm: A Caregiver's Story, by Naomi Zikmund-Fisher
Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients, by Susan Stewart
Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant: A Guide for Patients, by Susan Stewart
The Caregiver's Companion, by Theola Jones
Caregivers' Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: Practical Perspectives, by the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Available for download
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor, by Wendy Harpham
The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty, by Jimmie Holland and Sheldon Lewis
Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, by Rachel Naomi Remen
Mapping the Maze: A Personal Financial Guide to Blood Stem Cell Transplants, by the National Marrow Donor Program. Available for download
Resource Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, by the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Available for download
Survivors' Guide For Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: What to Expect and How to Get Through It, by Keren Stronach and National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Available for download
When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children, by Wendy Harpham