Our goal is to make bone marrow transplants as safe and effective as possible for your child.

At the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, we use a reduced intensity conditioning regimen for our transplants. That means we use lower doses of chemotherapy to prepare children for receiving new stem cells. The lower doses lead to fewer long-term side effects.

This practice has improved the safety of bone marrow transplants to the point that we can offer them to more patients — for both malignant (cancerous) and non-cancerous disorders.

Our program provides autologous (self) and allogeneic bone marrow transplants from related and unrelated donors. We treat lymphomas, leukemias, immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, and a variety of solid tumors.

Why Choose the Bone Marrow Transplant Program?

Our program has been providing bone marrow transplants for children since 1991 — the first in Missouri created just for children. With our reduced intensity conditioning, we are able to prevent the pitfalls common to bone marrow transplant: graft rejection and high toxicity. That allows us to offer bone marrow transplant for more conditions — including as a cure for sickle cell disease.

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