Bone Marrow Transplant

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Children's Bone Marrow Transplant

UMMC and Children's of Mississippi offer the state's only program for transplanting stem cells gathered from circulating blood, bone marrow, and cord blood. Blood and marrow stem cell transplants are one of the treatment options for children and adults with immune deficiencies, metabolic disorders, sickle cell diseases, and certain types of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma.

Our program

The bone marrow transplant program at UMMC began in 1992 with four transplants. Our program - including the clinical program, the bone marrow harvest and apheresis collection area, and the marrow transplant processing lab - has been continuously accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2002. Our on-site collection center and processing lab are registered with the FDA.

We are also affiliated with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) network as a center for transplants, donors, collection, and apheresis.

Our facilities

UMMC's continuum of care includes a 12-bed transplant unit featuring special HEPA filtration, kitchen and laundry, children's activity room, wireless Internet, family visiting room, and outpatient infusion center.

Our facilities also include an on-site stem cell collection, processing, and storage center that is FDA registered and FACT accredited.

Our team

Our team includes pediatric hematologists, care coordinators, and a low nurse-to-patient ratio. We are a team of specialists who work together to care for kids and families.

Outpatient services

Outpatient clinic screenings and evaluations are performed at Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic located on the first floor at Batson Children's Hospital.

Services

  • Pre- and post-procedure counseling
  • Follow-up evaluations
  • Patient and family education
  • Nutritional education

Blood and marrow transplant support 

  • Volunteer program
    Among the many volunteers are former patients who can relate to those considering or undergoing bone marrow transplant procedures. For more information, contact the University of Mississippi Medical Center volunteer services department at (601) 984-2068.
  • Funding support
    Donations are used to provide extras, such as laundry supplies, toys, furnishings and other home-like needs. Contact the bone marrow transplant unit coordinator for information regarding financial contributions.
  • Donor program funding support
    Donations are used to help defray donor testing and related procedures. Contact the Mississippi Marrow Donor Program at (601) 984-5617 for information regarding financial contributions.