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Blood and Marrow Transplant: Long-Term Follow-Up Program

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At Children’s National Hospital, we are committed to enhancing your child’s quality of life after he or she has had a blood and marrow transplant1 (BMT). We’ve designed the BMT Long-Term Follow-up Program to provide ongoing support to allogeneic transplant patients – whether their treatment was for cancersickle cell disease or a non-cancerous immunodeficiency.

Contact Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the BMT Long-term Follow-up Program, please call us at 202-476-6024.

One year after your child’s BMT, he or she will be seen in our program and will continue with annual checkups as frequently as needed. Visits include a comprehensive review of your child’s overall health, designed to check the status of the disease for which he or she received the transplant.

Additionally, we will evaluate the function of the new immune system and recommend different methods of preventing infections as appropriate. Our expert physicians and nurses will also monitor for any complications related to the transplant, working together to manage both short and long-term side effects. Early intervention by our highly-trained team can result in fewer complications.

A Multidisciplinary Team Dedicated to Your Child’s Care

In the months following your child’s transplant, he or she will receive care in the post-transplant clinic from our renowned transplant team. Once your child reaches their one year post-transplant milestone, he or she will begin being seen annually by our multidisciplinary team in the BMT Long-term Follow-up Program. 

Your child may see providers from a variety of specialties that will address any health concerns that may arise following transplant. These may include:


  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonology

Glossary of Terms

1. Bone Marrow: The spongy center of bones that is the “factory” for all blood cells in circulation

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