Emily Meier, MD, Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Program, discusses bone marrow transplants at Children's National and some of the complications of sickle cell disease.
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"His future depended on the transplant, and I knew I had to do something to help," school nurse Deborah Owens, LPN, says. Learn how Owens went on to educate a community and save one child's life through bone marrow transplantation.
Children’s National Health System is one of the few centers in the world to offer a cellular therapy program for children.
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells when unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.