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    One of the ICU/patient rooms in the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center.
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    Dr. Belinda Avalos (center), vice-chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders leads a media tour in the aphresis lab in the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center.
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    Dr. Edward Copelan (left), chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders and Dr. Belinda Avalos, vice-chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders displays one of the ICU/patient rooms in the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center.
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    Dr. Edward Copelan, chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders stands outside of a patient room while giving a preview tour in the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center.
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    Dr. Belinda Avalos (center), vice-chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders and Dr. Edward Copelan, chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders and give a media tour in the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center.
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    Dr. Edward Copelan, chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders giives a media tour in the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center.
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    A electronic panel displays information about the positive pressure environment inside the new adult blood and marrow transplantation unit at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center on January 16, 2014. The unit will include 16 specialized rooms, an apheresis unit for the collection of donor cells for patients, and a cell processing lab on the fourth floor of Carolinas Medical Center. The positive pressure environment contains highly filtered air, circulated 12 times an hour, and helps minimizes the risk of patients developing infection and experiencing other complications associated with the transplant process.
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