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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.
Different Types of Stem Cell Transplants Include:
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant
- Stem Cell Transplant
- Hemopoietic Cell Transplant
- Hemopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant
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.