How long will my child be a patient at St. Jude?

Patients are hospitalized on the Transplant Unit at least four to eight weeks. Depending on the complications that the patient experiences, the length of hospitalization may be longer. Patients undergoing stem cell / bone marrow transplant will reside in Memphis for approximately 100 days after transplantation. Patients are followed up for 10 years after transplantation or until they are 18 years old, whichever is longer. Patients treated on gene therapy protocols will be followed up for at least 15 years after the initial treatment. Autograft recipients are typically not seen at St. Jude after 100 days after transplantation.


Last update: October 2003