Bone Marrow Transplantation Clinical Services
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant
    • Marrow from an unrelated adult or pediatric donor is used.
  • Synegeneic bone marrow transplant
    • Marrow from an identical twin is used.
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant
    • The patient's own marrow is used.
  • T-cell depleted transplants
    • T-cells can sometimes attack tissues after a transplant and cause graft versus host disease (GvHD). To minimize this risk, specialists modify the transplant before and after infusion by removing the T-cells.
  • Mini-transplants
    • Nonmyeloablative transplants do not completely destroy the patient's diseased marrow. In this transplantation procedure, pediatric patients receive lower doses of chemotherapy or radiation.
  • High-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue
    • This approach is used during a conditioning period to kill the tumor. Bone marrow function is then restored by infusing the patient's own previously stored bone marrow cells.
  • Mismatched bone marrow transplantations for family members
    • Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is one of the few centers in the U.S. equipped to provide this procedure.
  • Mini transplants
    • This approach uses the donor's immune system to reduce the amount of chemotherapy needed for the transplant.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation services are for children with a variety of childhood cancers, including:

We also offer Bone Marrow Transplantation services for Sickle Cell Disease, Autoimmune Disorders, and other Hematologic Disorders

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