Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
Improving Outcomes Through Comprehensive, Compassionate Care and Research
Transforming Care for Our Sickest Kids: Meet Dr. Auletta
Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
At Nationwide Children’s, The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) team never stops searching for the best outcome with the least impact. You and your child will not be alone as we develop the best treatment plan for your child.
All BMT patients are offered participation in clinical trials, and we collaborate closely with Oncology and Hematology so you can be assured that your child’s care is informed by experts in each area.
We perform stem cell transplantation from all cell sources including:
- Sibling Allogeneic
- Matched Unrelated
- Cord Blood -Matched Related and Unrelated
- Haplo Related
The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Transplant Center and is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
Dr. Auletta is working hard to discover new ways to fight cancer and other diseases in some of our sickest kids. His focus is cell-based immunotherapy - essentially, leveraging and bolstering the body's natural ability to fight cancer. Dr. Auletta comes to work every day with the hopes of helping our families through some of the most difficult moments they may ever have.
Jeffery Auletta, MD, is the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program and the Host Defense and Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases (HD) Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic provides care to patients and families before and after transplant.
As an integral part of the care team, the Psychosocial Services Program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We ensure patients and their families have every resource needed socially, emotionally and psychologically.
- AYA Oncology Program
- Genetic Counseling and Testing
- Fertility preservation
- Physical therapy
- Palliative care
- Radiation oncology
- Pain management
Learn more about current Blood and Marrow Transplant clinical trials at Nationwide Children's.
Meet Our Team
Behind every patient is a compassionate team of doctors, nurses, researchers, therapists, social workers and support staff, all focused on providing individualized care and support.
BMT School Services
School is one of the most important aspects in the life of a child or adolescent. After a bone marrow transplant your child will not attend school until immune recovery.
BMT At A Glance
The goal of the BMT Program is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care while advancing the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation through research that makes a difference in a patient’s life.
BMT Translational Research
By integrating care, research and collaboration at all levels, we are able to elevate the patient’s opportunities for best outcomes and advance the field of BMT.
Immunotherapy is focused on harnessing and manipulating the natural ability of the immune system to fight cancers.
Host Defense Program
Our collaborative and comprehensive approach ensures that the unique needs of your patient will be reviewed and provided by fellowship-trained Host Defense Specialists, who are supported by an interdisciplinary team of experts in immune-compromised conditions.
The Welcome Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital supports the needs of patients and families arriving from out of town or out of the country.
Blood and Marrow Transplantation News
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Cellular Therapy - Deconstructing a Bone Marrow Transplant to Cure Cancer
Over the past 40 years, carefully combining chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery has brought the overall cure rate for childhood cancer to nearly 80 percent. However, for many cancers, these conventional therapies have reached a plateau.
Immunodeficiency and Infection: Who Is at Risk?
I’ve been told my child is immunocompromised – what does that mean? Certain conditions may cause a child to become immunocompromised.
Stem Cell Transplant: Who Can Benefit and Who Can Be the Donor?
A stem cell transplant is a treatment that involves infusing hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells from a donor into a recipient.