Since 1992, our Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program, which is part of the Siragusa Transplantation Center, has performed more than 1,000 stem cell transplants, making it one of the nation's largest pediatric programs.
During a pediatric stem cell transplant, a patient's diseased or damaged bone marrow is replaced with healthy blood stem cells. Patients first receive chemotherapy and/or radiation to eliminate diseased cells and make space in the bone marrow. The stem cells are then given which make their way to the space in the bone marrow and start producing healthy blood cells.
All children referred for a stem cell transplant at Lurie Children's have a multidisciplinary team to support them before and after transplant. A doctor and advanced practice nurse (APN) function as the primary team, caring for the child throughout the transplant process. The goal of this team approach is to provide consistent, expert care from the point of referral to the completion of the transplant. Learn more about our care >
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