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FORT WORTH - Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth is expanding and updating its bone marrow transplant unit to meet the increase in transplant referrals and patients.
The $2.5 million project will double the number of permanent rooms from four to eight, adds new playrooms and includes the construction of a temporary unit.
The growth in transplants has sometimes led to tight situations at the hospital, said Dr. Gretchen Eames, associate director of bone marrow transplantation.
"We were actually very tight as far as turnover, and some patients did have to wait a little bit," Eames said.
On the third floor of Cook's main building at …