Blood and Marrow Transplant :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Kimmi's Story

Kimmi was Nationwide Children's first patient to undergo a bone marrow transplant as a cure for her Sickle Cell Disease. Meet Kimmi
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Logan's Story

Logan is one of more than 1,000 children receiving cancer treatment at Nationwide Children’s, Ohio’s largest pediatric cancer program and one of the largest in the nation. Meet Logan
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Clinical Trials

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Blood and Marrow Transplant

The Blood and Marrow Transplant program at Nationwide Children's is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for all components of both allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplants, which include the clinical program and stem cell collection. This accreditation certifies that Children’s program has passed rigorous standards of practice for all of these facilities. 

While BMT is used to treat some cancers, there are a growing number of genetic and metabolic diseases and disorders BMT can treat also. At Nationwide Children's Hospital, about one third of the patients receiving BMT are being treated for conditions other than cancer. 

At Nationwide Children's only physicians and nurses with highly specialized training in pediatric BMT treat patients at Nationwide Children's. BMT-trained nurse practitioners remain on the unit around the clock to provide the best care for our patients, day or night. In many rooms, in-room cameras allow caregivers to closely observe patients, especially the smallest and most critical.

Helpful Resource

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC)

American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)

Conditions Treated


  • Bone marrow failure syndromes

  • Immunodeficiencies

  • Leukemias

  • Lymphomas

  • Lysomal storage disorders

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Solid tumors

  • Severe aplastic anemia

  • Severe combined immunodeficiency syndromes (SCIDs)

  • Thalassemia

  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

  • X-linked immune deficiencies

Types of BMT


  • Cord blood transplants

  • Matched unrelated bone marrow and PBSC transplants

  • Related bone marrow transplants

  • Autologous bone marrow and PBSC transplants

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