Many patients come to the transplant(1) program at Children's National Hospital because of its excellent reputation in the field of pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT). Children's National patients have access to cutting-edge treatments through several clinical trials for blood and marrow transplantation. In addition, the Patient and Family Support Program provides comprehensive mental and psychosocial services and helpful resources for all patients treated in Children’s National's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, as well as patients’ parents and siblings.
Although Children's National oncologists refer many autologous transplant patients, Children’s National's transplant program also works with oncologists at other hospitals in the region and across the country to provide the transplant-related portion of a patient's treatment. Once that part of the treatment is complete, patients return to the care of their oncologist for either further treatment or follow-up. The transplant doctors at Children’s National remain available to treat, or help the oncologist treat, any transplant-related complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Autologous Transplantation
What is an autologous blood and marrow transplantation?
What conditions are treated with autologous blood and marrow transplantations in children?
Preparing for transplantation for a child
Transplanting stem cells for a child
Engraftment for a child
Complications or risks of transplantation for a child
3.) Chemotherapy: Treatment for cancer using chemical substances designed to kill cancer cells. It is used in large doses to help destroy a patient’s diseased marrow in preparation for a marrow transplant
9.) Veno-Occlusive Disease: A rare condition which may occur in the first few weeks after a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT); caused by obstruction in the liver veins due to damage from chemotherapy and radiation
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Providers of Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Departments that Offer Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Blood and Marrow Transplant
Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Whether your child needs a simple blood test or more advanced laboratory procedure, we understand it can be a frightening experience for a child and difficult for parents.