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Blood and Marrow Transplantation

The Blood and Marrow Transplantation program offers children and families the hope of a potential cure for a wide range of diseases, including cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, and other solid tumors), blood disorders, immune system diseases, as well as many inherited genetic diseases and bone marrow failure syndromes. We are accredited for pediatric autologous transplantation by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT).

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Our program

Under the direction of Dr. Deborah Chirnomas, Yale-New Haven Children's Blood and Marrow Transplantation program offers bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplants. No matter what type of transplant your child receives, the cells we use are immature cells that grow into blood cells that your child needs: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. These new cells develop into your child's new immune system.

Our offerings include:

  • Autologous stem cell transplants for children with Hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma and other solid tumors
  • Allogeneic transplants using HLA-matched sibling donors for children with leukemias, hematologic disorders, blood and marrow failure disorders, metabolic diseases and immunodeficiencies
  • Allogeneic transplants with unrelated or partially matched related donors for children who do not have a matched sibling donor
  • Cord blood transplants using the umbilical cord blood of a sibling or unrelated donors

Our team

The Blood and Marrow Transplantation team is composed of specially trained physicians and nurse practitioners prepared to care for the unique needs of patients undergoing transplantation.Our support services include a transplant coordinator, social worker, care coordinator, nutritionist, pharmacist, child life specialist, radiation oncologists, psychiatrist, physical therapist, spiritual care provider and music and art therapists.

Our unit

The new Children's Transplantation Unit, which opened in 2011, is staffed by a team of specially trained nurses. The unit has HEPA-filtered rooms with positive air pressure to keep our patients safe. Focused on the needs of families, the 7-bed unit features a common area, work areas for nurses, and family areas with a kitchen. Laundry facilities are available in the hospital. Patient rooms offer beautiful views and comfortable space for caregivers to stay overnight. They are  equipped with innovative technology to accommodate the needs of patients and families.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about our program, call 203.737.6219

Donating blood and marrow

The following web pages have information about how to donate cord blood and marrow:

Yale School of Medicine
Magnet Recognition Best Hospitals 2012-2013

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