About Stem Cell Transplantation

The goal of stem cell (bone marrow) transplantation is to infuse healthy stem cells into a child after the unhealthy marrow has been eliminated. Following transplantation, specialized care and precautions are required as the immune system recovers. 

Diseases that are treated with Stem Cell Transplantation

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stem Cell Transplant team performs transplants to treat a wide array of pediatric disorders. Working with the National Marrow Donor Program, our experienced doctors and care providers search for the most appropriate donors for our patients. We are dedicated to ensuring that no child who needs a transplant will be denied one due to the lack of a donor. 

Oncologic Diseases

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
JMML (Juvenile Myelomonocytic leukemia)
Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Hodgkin’s Disease
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Hematologic Diseases

Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Severe Aplastic Anemia
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Congenital Aplastic Anemia (Fanconi’s or Diamond-Blackfan)
Severe Congenital Neutropenia

Thalassemia Major
Sickle Cell Disease

Leukocyte Disorders
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Chediak Higashi Syndrome

Erythrophagocytic or Histiocytic Disorders

Immunodeficiency Disorders

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency
Ommen Syndrome
ADA Deficiency
Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome
Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome
CD 40 Ligand Deficiency
Hyper IgE Syndrome
X-linked Lymphoproliferative Disorder

Hereditary Storage Diseases




Solid Tumors

Germ Cell Tumors
Wilm’s Tumor  
Brain Tumors