Dr. Roberto De Bellis started this department in 1985 as an isolation area with laminar airflow and infrastructure focused on the needs for bone marrow transplants.
It was the first of its kind in Uruguay, and in Latin-American, and the first to do an autologous transplant in the country - as well as in the continent- and the first to do an allogeneic transplant in Uruguay.
There have been over four hundred bone marrow transplants done since then, with results that are very similar to international levels.
Dr. Pablo Muxi is currently in charge of the Unit, which now has two laminar airflow areas.
Patients arriving for bone marrow transplants go to the Unit and are visited twice a day by specialist doctors to control progress and treatment.
There are periodic interdisciplinary meetings of the whole team. On Wednesdays consultations are held for patients about to be operated, or who have had a transplant operation.
The follow-up and treatment of all patients is, naturally, done by the clinics they came from, but their progress is also monitored from here.