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The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital pediatric stem cell transplant service has extensive experience in stem cell transplants for children of all ages — from infancy through young adulthood. This life-saving treatment is used for some patients with blood diseases, certain types of cancer, immune system disorders or genetic diseases.

Stem cell transplantation (also referred to as bone marrow transplantation or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) treats serious diseases through a process that destroys the patient’s damaged immune system and replaces it with healthy stem cells (blood stem cells — regenerative cells that become red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets or plasma cells — are an integral component of a person’s immune system). The new stem cells restore the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, thus creating a new immune system in the patient’s body.

Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant

With a pediatric stem cell transplant team that includes national leaders in transplant for leukemia, lymphoma and non-malignant diseases, we are committed to ensuring that each patients receives excellent care.

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