Reply To: Stem Cell Infusion with a Port

  • Caroline Costello

    December 21, 2017 at 10:42 am

    We have infused cells through a port without any problem here at BCH.
    Let me know if you have additional questions.

    Caroline Costello RN, MBA, CPON, BMTCN
    Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-21-2017 10:32 AM
    From: Lisa Pinner
    Subject: Stem Cell Infusion with a Port


    I am wondering if anyone has experience infusing stem cells through a port-a-cath?  We have a patient who will be coming for a reduced intensity transplant and for multiple reasons the team wants to place a port but we are discussing the risks of infusing the cells through the port.

    Happy Holidays, Lisa

    Lisa Pinner, BMTCN,CPON,MSN,RN
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    United States