Bone and Marrow Transplant Patient Stories

Pediatric Bone and Marrow Transplantation

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Bone Marrow Transplant program has been performing blood and marrow transplants since 1991. Our specialists have helped countless children whose lives were affected by cancer and blood disorders such as sickle cell disease.

Meet some of our patients whose lives have been improved by their experiences at Children’s Hospital.


Austin was diagnosed with sickle cell disease shortly after birth. He received a bone marrow transplant from his older brother at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Cara suffered acute myelogenous leukemia that nearly ended her young life. Learn more about her experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Hanna was just 2 years old when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Read more about her procedure and experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Lily suffered from Krabbe Disease. Read about the success of her procedure and experience at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Zachary and Collin were both diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Learn more about their stem cell transplant surgeries at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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