Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

We provide full service pediatric bone marrow transplantation, which can provide matched, unrelated, and cord blood transplants.

Over 900 transplants have been performed at Strong Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric and Adult Stem Cell Transplantation Center over the past 10 years. Since 1989 our program has provided services to the residents of the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York and its surrounding communities while gaining an international reputation for providing superb clinical care. Scientific and clinical research are also integral aspects of this comprehensive program, and offer patients access to the latest advances in technology and drug development.

In patient care is provided in the recently renovated Stem Cell Transplantation Unit on the 8th floor of Strong Memorial Hospital (8-1200) and has 12 specially equipped isolation rooms and a staff of approximately 40 nurses devoted to the care of transplant patients. Outpatient care is delivered in the Pediatric Ambulatory Center and Pediatric Outpatient Treatment Center. Children undergoing transplants have immediate access to the full range of pediatric subspecialty services, including Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Pulmonology and others. A fully staffed Pediatric Emergency Room is available at all times to provide urgent care for our outpatients.

Our full-service program performs autologous and allogeneic transplants using peripheral stem cells, bone marrow and cord blood. Our cell processing laboratory is equipped to provide cell engineering for patients who need such grafts. We are a designated National Marrow Donor Program Transplant Center, therefore having the ability to also utilize unrelated stem cells and marrow for transplant when necessary. In addition, many patients are eligible for enrollment on various research protocols. More information regarding active clinical protocols is available through the Clinical Trials Office.

Our transplant service and our specialists provide care for children with cancer and non-malignant conditions. The most common pediatric problems requiring transplant include:

More Information About Stem Cell Transplantation

For further information on Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation or to refer a patient for a consultation, please call our Chief, Dr. Craig Mullen, at (585) 273-5372 or the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at (585) 275-2981.

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Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-2981
Fax: (585) 273-1039

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