Angie’s Institute

Blood & Marrow Transplant Center

The Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Center Offers Hope and Help for Kids

For children who need a bone marrow transplant, there is no better place than University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute and UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Our experienced pediatric program includes longstanding accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Our leading-edge treatments provide the best chance of survival for a variety of childhood cancers and other serious disorders, including:

Nationally and Internationally Recognized Experts

Consistently ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital provides families with access to world-renowned physicians who become the patient’s partners in care for life. Our highly experience team has seen the number of transplants performed by the blood and bone marrow transplant (BMT) specialists more than double since 2008.

Our nationally and internationally renowned physicians, clinical researchers and educators, and a dedicated, compassionate team of pediatric specialists collaborate to help improve the lives of infants, children, teenagers and young adults.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute, a unified team of board-certified pediatric physicians and specialists manages the child’s bone marrow or stem cell transplant and works side-by-side with the family to create an individualized treatment plan for each child. Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Specialists in stem cell therapies and bone marrow transplant
  • Oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Child life specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Supportive care
  • Specialists in transplant-related complications

Patients receive inpatient care in a 30-bed high efficiency particulate air (HEPA)-filtered unit designed for the needs of those with weakened immune systems.

Both Related and Unrelated Donors

Blood and bone marrow transplants at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital are performed with both related and unrelated donors. The transplant program utilizes numerous cord blood banks that are available nationally and internationally. Various stem cell sources are used, including:

  • Peripheral blood stem cells
  • Bone marrow
  • Umbilical cord blood
  • Mesenchymal stem cells

Outpatient Convenience

For the convenience of our young patients, we also offer a monitored outpatient program. Ambulatory care, including infusion and transfusion therapy, is provided at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital without requiring young patients to be admitted to the hospital.

Superior Follow-Up Care

The Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Center at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute offers extraordinary outcomes. In fact, our 100-day patient survival rate for bone marrow transplant patients is nearly 100 percent.

Because transplant success depends greatly on patient care delivered in the weeks, months and years after the transplant, the highly skilled team at University Hospitals provides compassionate and comprehensive follow-up care after the procedure has taken place, with the ultimate goal of allowing children to return to their normal lifestyles.

Request Information

For more information about the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Center, call 216-844-3345.