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That's what makes this program one of the more diverse and experienced pediatric transplant programs in the Southwest.
Stem cell transplantation has become an established, viable treatment for many patients who have hematologic malignancies (cancer of the blood or bone marrow), non-hematologic malignancies (cancers not related to the blood and bone marrow), nonmalignant hematologic disorders (a blood disorder that is not cancerous), metabolic disorders and immunodeficiencies (when the body's immune system can't protect the body from disease). Unfortunately, approximately 70 percent of candidates for an allogeneic transplant (using tissue from someone other than the patient) will not have a matched donor who is related to them and will require a search for alternative donor.
Our program is a member of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) stem cell transplant section. We are also accredited through the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Over the last three years, 30 to 40 transplants were performed every year for a variety of diseases, with leukemia being the most common primary diagnosis.
The goal of the program is to provide a stem cell or marrow transplant to any child who needs one and to improve the outcomes for these patients who do not have better therapy options. We work to achieve this goal through excellent clinical care from several services within Cook Children's, quality initiatives and ongoing comparison of our processes and performance against large academic transplant centers and international data.
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