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Experts in our Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program care for children who need a stem cell transplant. A transplant may greatly improve or cure diseases such as cancer and blood disorders and conditions affecting the immune system.
“Not only has the clinical care been nothing short of extraordinary, the social support we have received from psychology, occupational and speech therapy is phenomenal too.”
- Robin, Henry’s mom
Henry’s cancer has been in remission since receiving a bone marrow transplant at Seattle Children’s.
40 years of experience caring for children and teens in need of a stem cell transplant.
We work to make transplant an option for more young people and to improve cure rates.
Transplants are performed at Seattle Children’s, working closely with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, whose doctors pioneered this lifesaving procedure. The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is part of our Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Your child will have access to pediatric specialists in bone marrow transplant, oncology, radiation oncology, cardio-oncology, infectious disease and other areas as needed.
Our doctors and advance practice providers are affiliated with research institutions including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and University of Washington. More than 50 years ago, Fred Hutch pioneered bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants as a lifesaving treatment for leukemia and other blood diseases in children. Dr. E. Donnall Thomas led the team of scientists and received a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work.
See our statistics and outcomes for details on the number of stem cell transplants we do each year and survival rates for children who receive them.
We support your whole family, helping you fully understand your treatment options and make the choices that are right for your family. Read more about the assistance we provide families.
After the transplant is complete, we help kids return to a normal life, with a high quality of life. Learn more about how we support your child's quality of life.
Your child will receive state-of-the-art care from a team that includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and child life specialists trained and experienced in caring for stem cell transplant patients.
The prospect of a blood or marrow transplant can be frightening and feel overwhelming. We will help your entire family understand the transplant process and develop new skills to cope with your child’s illness.