Pediatric Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant
We understand that undergoing a bone and marrow transplant can be a challenging experience for both your child and your family. Rest assured that our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care, including support and resources for families throughout the process.
At CHRISTUS Health, our team of multidisciplinary specialists work together to provide superior care for our young patients who must undergo bone and marrow transplants.
Our experienced physicians and staff ensure every patient receives the utmost care and comfort.
Additionally, we provide seamless access to outpatient clinical care, laboratory and diagnostic services. As part of the CHRISTUS Health family, you can trust that compassionate care will be at the forefront of every step of your child’s journey.
Types of Transplants
We are well prepared to perform an autologous transplant. Autologous transplant is high-dose chemotherapy that uses a patient’s own stem cell rescue. This type of transplant is commonly used for brain tumors, lymphomas, neuroblastoma and autoimmune diseases.
For allogeneic transplants, hematopoietic stem cells can be procured for your child from matched sibling donors, matched unrelated donors, cord (newborn babies) blood, and mismatched related (haploidentical) donors, such as parents. Allogeneic (donor) transplant can be used for leukemia, bone marrow failures, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, storage diseases and immunodeficiencies.
Conditions We Treat
We treat a variety of pediatric conditions which include:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML)
- Chronic myeloblastic leukemia (CML)
- Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
- Lymphomas - Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin
- Brain Tumors
- Germ Cell Tumors
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
- Primary immunodeficiencies such as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
- Autoimmune disorders
- Sickle cell disease
- Bone marrow failures:
- Severe aplastic anemia
- Fanconi anemia
- Dyskeratosis congenita
- Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
- Diamond-Blackfan anemia
- Schwachmann-Diamond syndrome
- Congenital neutropenia
- Congenital amegakaryocytosis
- Storage diseases and other in-born errors of metabolism