CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Levine Cancer Institute's blood marrow transplant unit is not new; it opened back in 2014.

But a recent renovation and makeover will make a big difference for the hospital and its patients.

The changes include open floor plans, a closer location to labs, blood banks, and radiology facilities, and new air filtration systems that could help drive down the risk of patients developing infections.

One of the biggest changes includes the number of patients doctors will be able to treat. The new blood marrow transplant unit will now be able to treat 46 patients at a time, compared to just 16 when it was first created.

Experts there specialize in leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders. This is the largest plasma cell disorders program in the Carolinas. To date, the unit has performed 464 bone marrow transplants. That number is only going to go up now.

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