Raditation Injury Treatment Network

Are you prepared to care for victims of a radiological disaster?


Between 1995-2003, over 612 radiological devices were stolen or lost around the world. Fewer than half were recovered 1. In 2006 alone, 85 incidents were reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 75% of which had not been recovered at the time of the IAEA report 2. And this is only what is reported to the IAEA.


Less than 10 kg of Plutonium is required to create a 10 kiloton Improvised Nuclear Device (IND). If such as device was detonated in a major city, there could be hundreds of thousands of casualties, including more than 30,000 potential patients with a marrow toxic injury 3. As a hematologist, oncologist or transplant physician, you would be called upon to play a vital role in caring for victims with a hematologic toxic injury.



The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for victims of radiation exposure or other marrow-toxic injuries. RITN is comprised of experts from actual treatment facilities with experience in treatment of immune compromised marrow.



More than just information RITN provides:


  • Training for physicians and other health care workers
  • Assistance during an emergency
  • Coordinated situation response involving leading medical facilities throughout the country
  • Emergency communications support utilizing Government
  • Telecommunications Service (GETS) cards, satellite telephone service, and Web-based incident management
  • Donor search support
  • IRB-approved data collection plan




RITN is a cooperative effort of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT).



Transplant Centers

University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham AL(205) 934-7102
The University of Arizona Medical CenterTucsonAZ
City of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteCA(626) 256-4673
UCSF Medical CenterSan FranciscoCA(415) 476-2188
Stanford Hospital and ClinicsStanfordCA(650) 725-7121
Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical CenterDenverCO(720) 754-4800
Shands Hospital at the University of FloridaGainesvilleFL(352) 733-0971
University of Miami/Sylvester Cancer CenterMiamiFL(305) 243-9921
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research InstituteTampaFL(813) 745-8442
Northside HospitalAtlantaGA(404) 255-1930
University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityIA(319) 356-3330
Rush University Medical CenterChicagoIL(312) 942-3049
Franciscan St. Francis HealthIndianapolisIN(317) 865-5500
University of Kansas Hospital AuthorityWestwoodKS
Dana Farber/Partners Cancer CareBostonMA(617) 632-5200
Massachusetts General HospitalBostonMA(617) 724-1124
Karmanos Cancer InstituteDetroitMI(313) 576-9229
University of Minnesota Medical Center, FairviewMinneapolisMN(612) 273-2800
Mayo Clinic RochesterRochesterMN(507) 284-2511
The Children's Mercy HospitalKansas CityMO(816) 234-3265
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisMO(314) 454-8304
University of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonMS(888) 863-2345
UNC HospitalsChapel HillNC(919) 966-7792
Duke University Medical CenterDurhamNC(919) 668-1002
Wake Forest Baptist HealthWinston-SalemNC(336) 716-5461
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonNH(603) 650-5000
Westchester Medical CenterHawthorneNY(914) 493-8251
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center-PedsNew YorkNY(212) 639-6000
Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkNY
Strong Memorial HospitalRochesterNY(585) 275-0202
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiOH(800) 344-2462
Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandOH(216) 444-4173
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer CenterClevelandOH(216) 286-3333
OU Medical Center & The Children's HospitalOklahoma CityOK(405) 271-8042
Oregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandOR(503) 494-8311
Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPA
Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaPA(215) 214-3150
University of Pennsylvania Medical CenterPhiladelphiaPA(215) 662-4000
Western Pennsylvania Cancer InstitutePittsburghPA(412) 578-4456
Roger Williams Medical CenterProvidenceRI(401) 456-2005
Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonSC(843) 876-7455
Avera McKennan Transplant InstituteSioux FallsSD(605) 322-8010
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleTN(615) 936-8422
M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonTX(713) 792-8750
Texas Children's HospitalHoustonTX(832) 826-0860
LDS HospitalSalt Lake CityUT(801) 408-1819
University of UtahSalt Lake CityUT(801) 585-3229
Seattle Cancer Care AllianceSeattleWA(206) 288-1024
University of Wisconsin Hospital & ClinicsMadisonWI
Children's Hospital of WisconsinMilwaukeeWI(414) 266-2552
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Cancer CenterMilwaukeeWI(414) 805-7200
West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.MorgantownWV

Donor Centers

City of HopeDuarteCA(626) 301-8483
Colorado Marrow Donor ProgramDenverCO(303) 363-3333
C.W. Bill Young Marrow Donor CenterRockvilleMD(301) 998-8900
C.W. Bill Young Marrow Donor CenterRockvilleMD(800) 627-7693
National Marrow Donor Program Northcentral DistrictClevelandOH(216) 447-0880
Blood Assurance, Inc.ChattanoogaTN(423) 756-0966
Puget Sound Blood CenterSeattleWA(206) 292-1897

Member Cord Blood Banks

StemCyte Inc.CovinaCA(866) 389-4659
University of Colorado Cord Blood BankAuroraCO(303) 724-1306
ITxM Clinical Services Cord Blood LabRosemontIL(877) 448-2473

Research Centers

Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonMA

Member Cord Blood Banks

St. Louis Cord Blood BankSt. LouisMO(314) 268-2787
Carolinas Cord Blood BankDurhamNC(919) 668-2070
M.D. Anderson Cord Blood BankHoustonTX(713) 563-8000

Research Centers

University of Utah Blood and Marrow Program Primary Children's HospitalSalt Lake CityUT

Member Cord Blood Banks

Puget Sound Blood Center & ProgramSeattleWA(206) 292-6500