Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Pediatric transplant options

Our pediatric cancer center offers blood, bone marrow and stem cell transplants for children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, for these types of cancers and blood disorders:

  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Aplastic anemia, Fanconi anemia and other marrow failure syndromes
  • Myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Malignant brain tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Immunodeficiency disorders

Our youngest patients can now receive treatment close to home and do not have to leave the area.

What is a stem cell or bone marrow transplant?

Stem cell transplant (formerly called bone marrow transplant) is a way to replace stem cells and restore bone marrow after they have been destroyed by high-dose chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

With pediatric transplant, children receive the new or transplanted cells intravenously (IV), in the same way as a blood transfusion.

We treat pediatric cancers and noncancerous disorders using:

  • Stem cell and bone marrow transplantation
    • Allogeneic uses blood-forming stem cells from a donor with similar genes
    • Autologous returns the child’s own bone marrow after intensive treatment
  • Stem cell infusion
  • Umbilical cord transplantation
  • T-cell therapies

Specialized pediatric transplant program

Our partnership with the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital means that we can provide stem cell transplant and cellular therapies to children of all ages in a unit specifically designed to meet the needs of our pediatric patients. Additional offerings of our pediatric transplant program include:

  • Expanded Phase One Clinical Trials, which offer early drug developments for children who have not had success with other treatments.
  • Treatment for specific cancers and nonmalignant disorders (such as sickle cell anemia and immune disorders).
  • Cutting-edge cellular therapies such as chimeric antigen receptor CAR T-cell therapy. Our cellular therapy program is the only center in upstate New York to offer access to this therapy for children with a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy accredited pediatric program under the umbrella of the adult transplant program, which means we bring together all our research and clinical expertise to give your child the best possible care.

With our ability to treat children of all ages, as well as our new family-focused facilities, we are proud to be able to care for our youngest patients so your family can stay close to home.

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