At the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, we understand how difficult it can be for your child to be diagnosed with cancer or another serious condition. Our partnership with the Orlando Health Cancer Institute means we offer all the services of a top-rated cancer center and a trusted pediatric hospital. Your child can receive a transplant and follow-up care in one location, so you don’t have to worry about traveling to other cities or hospitals. And the caring and experienced experts in our Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy program will guide you and your child through the entire treatment process, providing support every step of the way.
A bone marrow transplant, which also is called a stem cell transplant, is a procedure that adds healthy stem cells to your child’s body. These stem cells then stimulate new bone marrow growth, which in turn produces blood cells. Stem cells can turn into platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells, which your child’s body needs to function.
A bone marrow transplant treats cancer and other blood or immune system disorders. It replaces the cancerous or damaged cells inside the marrow with healthy ones. Our transplant team can use your child’s stem cells, cells from a donor or cells from umbilical cord blood.
For children, bone marrow transplant can offer specific treatment advantages, including:
Led by Dr. Rikin Shah, the Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy team includes oncologists, advanced practice providers, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, therapists, child-life specialists, researchers and counselors who work together to help you and your child.
At Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, we know that families are essential in helping children heal. That’s why we offer a full range of support services for both the adults and children in your child’s life, including:
For more information or to request treatment, please call us at (321) 841-8588.