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Expert Bone Marrow Transplants

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Sometimes patients have disorders in which the bone marrow is replaced by abnormal or cancer cells, such as leukemia, or sometimes a patient’s own bone marrow cells are unable to grow, divide and function normally. When this occurs a stem cell transplant may be helpful and curative. Stem cell transplantation means new bone marrow “stem cells” are given to replace the abnormal and/or cancer cells. Patients at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, are first given treatment such as chemotherapy and/or radiation to destroy the abnormal cells, make “space” for the new stem cells, and prevent their own bodies from rejecting the new cells.

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Different Types of Stem Cell Transplants Include:

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Types of Transplants

There are five types of transplants. The difference between the type of transplant has to do with the source of the transplanted cells. At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, the type of transplant your child receives depends on his or her situation.

  1. Autologous Transplant: Transplanted cells come from the body of the transplant recipient, from their peripheral (circulating) blood.
  2. Allogeneic Transplant: Transplanted cells come from a donor who may be related to the recipient (a family member) or unrelated.
  3. Syngeneic Transplant: Transplanted cells come from an identical twin sibling (this is a type of allogeneic transplant).
  4. Cord Blood: Transplanted cells come from the umbilical cord and placenta after a baby is born. This blood is rich in blood-forming cells (this is a type of allogeneic transplant).
  5. Mixed Chimerism Transplant: Transplanted cells come from either a related or unrelated donor. The transplant takes place after the recipient has a moderate dose of chemotherapy and radiation.
Stem Cell Transplants

Kid-Centered Care

To put your child at ease, we have created a scare-free zone where patients feel right at home among the many familiar special touches that make our hospital kid-friendly. Plus, every member of our staff cares deeply about the health and well-being of our young patients and goes out of their way to make your visit here as stress-free as possible.

To learn more about AdventHealth for Children's world-class pediatric cellular transplant program, call Call407-303-5437 or request an appointment.