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Pediatric Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

Key points about SCID in children

  • SCID is a disease that passed on from parents to children (inherited).
  • It is a very rare, life-threatening disease.
  • The disease causes a child to have very weak immune system.
  • The best treatment for this disease is a bone marrow transplant.
  • Parents of children with SCID should talk with a genetic counselor about genetic testing and family planning

Prevention and Risk Assessment



Children's Team

Children's Team


Catherine Bollard

Catherine Bollard

Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology
Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy
Our Stories

Our Stories


Parker's Story

After an uneventful pregnancy and birth, Tiffany Green was looking forward to bringing son, Parker James Cameron, home to bond with her and his sisters. But a week after Parker’s birth, Green learned something unsettling. Parker had no immune system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Blood and Marrow Transplant

Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.