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Stem cell transplant is a procedure in which doctors replace a patient’s bone marrow with blood stem cells. The stem cells then develop into healthy new bone marrow. This treatment is also known as a bone marrow transplant.
Bone marrow is a type of tissue that makes blood cells. Stem cell transplant helps when bone marrow has been damaged by disease or by cancer treatments.
Stem cell transplant is a treatment for several conditions, including leukemia and other cancers as well as congenital conditions. It can be an option for children who:
At Riley at IU Health, we offer many types of bone marrow transplant, including:
Stem cell transplant can be a lifesaving treatment in some cases. Our expert team works with your family through every step of the process to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.
Our highly experienced team includes stem cell transplant doctors, nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, coordinators and nurses who work closely with families. We offer a number of reasons why doctors refer families to Riley at IU Health for their child’s stem cell transplant:
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
Our highly skilled doctors are experienced in performing pediatric stem cell transplants of every type.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
This guide provides important information about how to protect your child's health after a stem cell transplant.
This is the Spanish language version of the guide to protecting your child's health after a stem cell transplant.
Learn the proper guidelines for preparing and eating food while your child is in isolation from crowds after a stem cell transplant.
This welcome packet is for new patients of the Stem Cell Transplant Program and their families.
Learn what to expect before your child's stem cell transplant.
This guide explains the bone marrow harvest process.
Read this for tips on how to manage financial and insurance issues.
This is a complete guide to your child's post-transplant care.
Find contact information for the Stem Cell Transplant Program team here.
A quick checklist for preparing your home after a Transplant.
This is the Spanish language version of the checklist for preparing your home after a Transplant.
A quick overview of the Stem Cell Transplant Program.
This is the Spanish language version of the Stem Cell Transplant Program.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
We see children referred by physicians both within IU Health and from other hospitals. We work closely with referring physicians during the treatment of each patient to ensure the highest level of patient care. In addition to providing excellent clinical care, our physicians conduct research to make stem cell transplants safer and more effective.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Visit the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University School of Medicine for information about the latest research in the field of cancer and blood diseases.
We work with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide upcoming generations of pediatric hematology/oncology specialists with education, training and clinical experience.