We were the first hospital in the Chicago area to offer a pediatric stem cell transplant program. Our specialists are at the forefront of finding ways to expand the donor pool for stem cell transplants, making this life-saving treatment available to more children. We offer multiple approaches to stem cell transplants, including — cord blood, allogeneic and autologous transplants — for children with:
Hemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell anemia
Cancers, including leukemias and solid tumors
Genetic disorders, such as immunodeficiency syndromes, osteoporosis and metabolic storage diseases
The success of a stem cell transplant relies heavily on a hospital's ability to support a child through the side effects of aggressive chemotherapy. It requires a superior pediatric intensive care unit, top-notch infectious disease specialists, and other knowledgeable staff — all of which we have here at Comer Children's.