Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies

Transplanters at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh perform blood and marrow transplants to treat a number of cancers, blood diseases, and immune disorders.

Our Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies designs and tests transplant treatment plans for children with high-risk leukemia or lymphoma and life threatening inherited ailments that can lead to:

  • Bone marrow failure.
  • Immune deficiency.
  • Autoimmune diseases.
  • Neurodegenerative problems, such as leukodystrophies and mucopolysaccharidosis syndromes.

We're the only center in the world to offer tandem lung and bone marrow transplants for children and adults with immune deficiencies that have progressed to lung failure.

Types of Blood and Marrow Transplants We Perform

Transplanters at UPMC Children's Hospital perform the following types of bone marrow transplants:

  • Autologous (Self-Donor) Transplant
  • Syngeneic (Identical Twin Donor) Transplant
  • Allogeneic Transplant: Related, Unrelated, and Mismatched Related Donors
  • Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant

For children who do not have related donors, we have many years of experience with unrelated bone marrow and cord blood transplants.

Visit the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies at Children's Hospital to learn more about our services.