Stem Cell Transplant: Programs and Treatments
Children's Medical Center is the only academic medical center in North Texas that offers stem cell transplantation to children with a variety of malignant and non-malignant disorders. Because of its affiliation with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, children treated at Children's have access to therapies years before these treatments are widely available. In conjunction with UT Southwestern, the program is also FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) accredited. The Children's stem cell transplant team approaches care from every angle, including physical, social, psychological and financial. We attempt to not only care for your child but for your whole family.
- Children's has performed more than 250 transplants since the program start in 1992.
- Children's is the only Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Center with a dedicated immunologist in North Texas.
- The recent expansion of Children's Medical Center provided a new Hematopoietic Transplant Unit with 12 beds, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
What We Treat
The Children’s Stem Cell Transplant Program performs both autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplants to treat malignant and non-malignant disorders such as these:
- Approximately 40% of transplants
- Solid tumors (neuroblastoma, brain tumors and lymphomas)
- Approximately 60% of transplants
- Hematologic malignancies (e.g., leukemia cancers)
- Bone marrow failure syndromes (e.g., aplastic anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia)
- Hemoglobinopathies (e.g., sickle cell disease, thalassemia)
- Primary immune defciencies
Children's offers autologous, related and unrelated allogeneic and umbilical cord transplants. The program also works closely with a pediatric immunologist to optimize care of children with primary immunodeficiencies.