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Blood & Marrow

Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Allogeneic transplantation is a procedure in which a person receives hematopoietic (blood-forming) or blood stem cells, from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor.

Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Many patients come to the transplant program at Children's National because of its excellent reputation in the field of pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT). Learn more about autologous transplantation treatment.

Blood Stem Cell Collection

Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection is a procedure where volunteer donors (relatives or siblings) or patients donate their stem cells through apheresis for allogeneic and autologous blood and marrow transplantation.

Blood Transfusion

More than 2,700 patients receive blood transfusions each year at Children’s National’s hospital and Regional Outpatient Centers, including approximately 7,500 red blood cells, 2,000 plasma, 3,000 platelets and 900 cryoprecipitate units.

Bone Marrow Transplant

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.

Cellular Therapy Treatment

Our blood and marrow transplant offers trials for cellular therapy to reduce infection and relapse in children with cancer

Infant Sickle Cell Program

Discover how our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, genetic counselors and development specialists in the Infant Sickle Cell Program provides education about the diagnosis, supportive care and treatment options to families.

Alpha Thalassemia

Alpha thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder. This means it is passed down through the parent’s genes. It may cause anemia in their children.

Anemia (hemolytic)

Hemolytic anemia is a disorder in which the red blood cells are destroyed faster than the bone marrow can produce them.

Anemia (iron-deficiency)

Iron-deficiency anemia is not having enough iron in the blood. Iron is needed for hemoglobin.