What patients and families need to know
Pediatric Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
The Children's National Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program provides specialized therapy for children with cancer. In an autologous BMT, your child’s bone marrow1
is removed, frozen and re-implanted with his or her own stem cells at a later time. Our goal is to restore your child’s health using the most advanced and least invasive treatments possible.
Trusted Transplant Care for Kids
Children’s National is home to one of the country’s most experienced BMT teams, known for pioneering groundbreaking advancements in autologous transplantation for patients with hard-to-treat cancers such as neuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Since 1988, we have performed more than 500 autologous BMT procedures, making us one of the most experienced programs in the country for children in need of this highly specialized treatment.
Our renowned experts are dedicated to finding new and effective therapies that lead to better outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults receiving bone marrow transplants. This allows us to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your child’s specific needs.
To develop these plans and therapies, our physicians and researchers are actively engaged in clinical trials. Learn more about our clinical trials to see if your child may be eligible to participate.
What to Expect During Treatment
At Children’s National, our team will provide you with the resources and support you and your child will need throughout the transplant process. We’ve created a step-by-step guide to give you an in-depth look at the transplant process: from diagnosis to treatment to long-term care.
For more information about the Autologous BMT Program, please call 202-476-5456.
Glossary of Terms
1 Bone Marrow: The spongy center of bones that is the “factory” for all blood cells in circulationView full glossary