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Every Kid Deserves

A Healthy Future

Bone marrow transplants can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including leukemia, lymphoma, sickle-cell anemia, severe aplastic anemia, immune disorders and more. Our division of pediatric stem cell transplantation (SCT) provides a full range of services for patients requiring stem cell transplantations — including bone marrow transplants. In fact, AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is home to only pediatric stem cell transplantation program in Central Florida.

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Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program

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  • What Is Bone Marrow Transplantation?

    The purpose of transplantation is to cure diseases by replacing the patient’s damaged immune system with healthy stem cells that will create a new immune system in the body. Learn about the different types of stem cell transplantation, including bone marrow transplantation.

  • Kids Beating Cancer

    AdventHealth for Children partners with Kids Beating Cancer® which serves children diagnosed with leukemia, cancer, and 80 other malignant and non-malignant life-threatening diseases, supporting forefront protocols and family-centered patient support services.

  • Family-Focused Support

    At AdventHealth for Children, we treat families like essential partners in health and healing. Our support for parents includes chaplains to meet your emotional and spiritual needs and child life specialists to help your family cope with the challenges of illness and hospitalization.

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A Word from Susan Kelly, MD, Our Medical Director

Susan Kelly, MD, is an award-winning pediatric hematologist and oncologist who has been recognized with multiple national awards and research grants for her groundbreaking clinical research and outstanding patient care. Learn more about Dr. Kelly's care philosophy.

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A Proud Duke Health Affiliate in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

The Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in caring for children with blood and bone marrow diseases. This relationship partners our own, world-class transplant team with the clinical experience of Duke Health for advisory and operational support to further advance our own pediatric BMT program. All of this adds up to enhanced quality of care for our patients – right here in Central Florida.

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Grant's Story of Hope and Healing

When doctors suggested that eleven-month old Grant be screened for cancer, he was transferred in the middle of the night to AdventHealth for Children. Within 24 hours, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Grant’s parents temporarily moved to Orlando while he received chemotherapy — but this family’s story was far from over. Learn more about their journey and how Grant’s new baby brother became a life-saving part of Grant’s treatment.

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Internationally Recognized Stem Cell Therapy

​​​​​​Our Pediatric Cellular Therapy program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), an internationally-recognized accrediting body for hospitals offering stem cell transplant.  This means you can feel confident your child is in the best hands, as our team has met the most rigorous standards in every aspect of stem cell therapy.

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Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center

  • Kids Beating Cancer's My Room

    Every child gets to put their fingerprint on the place they will be calling home by picking the theme of their hospital room. From sheets and bedding to toys and games, the hospital room will be filled with the bright colors of Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty, Disney Princesses, Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars or one of many other themes.

  • Fund The Match

    Kids Beating Cancer funds the hospital and lab costs not covered by Medicaid and insurance for any child in need of a transplant and to identify the best possible donor, so every child can access the best medical treatment and the only hope for a cure. Families never receive any hospital bills for costs Medicaid does not cover.

  • Meals for Families

    Kids Beating Cancer Meal Dollars = Real Money. Meal Dollars are given daily to families with a child in the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center. Kids Beating Cancer covers the cost for meals so parents don't have to worry about having cash in order to eat. Parents can have the meals delivered to their room or go to any cafeteria and eat for free.

Meet Our Bone Marrow Transplant Team

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Conditions We Treat

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