Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Cancer Center

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Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the oldest pediatric BMT programs in the country. Our program is set apart by the depth of our expertise, the quality of our processes, and our facilities. Our program has been FACT accredited since 2000 for our clinical program, stem cell processing lab, and stem cell collection processes — a recognition of quality care.

Here are some additional distinctions of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at CHOP:

Our treatment approach

Our highly experienced pediatric transplant team consists of BMT physicians, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, a search coordinator, a social worker, nutritionists and child life specialists — all of whom work together to provide comprehensive care for each patient.

Our dedicated blood and marrow team has extensive expertise in all types of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants — matched related, partially matched related, unrelated donors, and cord blood. We meet weekly to discuss all referred patients, and we have a dedicated search coordinator for patients who require an unrelated donor or cord blood.

Our research

Current areas of research focus for our program include:

Future directions

Future areas of research focus will include:

Appointments

For more information or to make an appointment call 877-ORGAN50 (674-2650).

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about pediatric blood and marrow transplantation at Children's Hospital.

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Appointments

To make an appointment with a Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant physician, please call

1-877-ORGAN50

To arrange a second opinion consultation at the Cancer Center for your child, please call Megan Atkinson at

215-590-2820

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