Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Comprehensive Care for Your Child

A boy runs the bases during a baseball game.Seattle Children’s has many years of experience caring for children and teens with conditions that require stem cell transplants. Our comprehensive program helps your child and family:

  • Prepare for a transplant
  • Find a stem cell donor, if needed
  • Go through each step of the transplant process
  • Make the transition back home
  • Manage any long-term effects

For patients with high-risk leukemia, our cancer doctors pair up with the transplant team right from the start. Each patient gets a personalized treatment plan.

Our Immunology Clinic has over 40 years of experience diagnosing and treating children with conditions that affect their immune systems.

We have experts in treating other body systems that your child’s illness may affect, such as the heartlungshormones and digestive system.

Transplant may not be the only option for your child’s illness. Our specialists can provide a full range of treatments, based on what is best for your child. These include gene therapy, immunotherapychemotherapyradiation therapy and surgery.

Members of our multidisciplinary team work together before, during, and after  the transplant process so your child gets the very best care for all aspects of their health. The team follows your child throughout their recovery to ensure continuity.

Improving Quality of Life After Transplant

We help children avoid graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after transplant. GVHD happens if the new cells attack the child’s body instead of rebuilding their immune system. Dr. Marie Bleakley works on ways to control T cells from donors so they do not attack the cells of transplant patients.

Drs. Scott Baker, Neel Bhatt and Eric Chow look for factors that increase transplant survivors’ risk of certain late effects. Their goal is to find patients at highest risk and reduce their chance of developing conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Support for Your Whole Family

A mother gives her son a piggy-back ride.We help you fully understand your treatment options and make the choices that are right for your family. Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and social workers help your child and your family through the challenges of their illness and treatment.

We care for your whole child. We don’t just treat their disease. Your family will have a full behind you, with experts in nutrition, pain management, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, palliative care, play therapy and emotional health. Read more about the supportive care we offer.

At Seattle Children's, we work with children and families from around the Northwest and beyond. Whether you live nearby or far away, we can help with financial counseling, schooling, housing, transportation, interpreter services and spiritual care. Read about our services for patients and families.