Frequently Asked Questions about Transplants

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

Stem cell / bone marrow transplant patients are hospitalized on the Transplant Unit ...

How many patients undergo stem cell / bone marrow transplant each year at St. Jude?

Approximately 150 stem cell / bone marrow transplant procedures...

Should I get a second opinion about my child's condition and treatment options?

We will be happy to discuss your child's treatment with you...

What are the survival rates for patients undergoing stem cell / bone marrow transplant?

It varies. Outcomes for children undergoing autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell / bone marrow transplantation ...

What diseases are treated by stem cell / bone marrow transplant at St. Jude?

Patients with malignant and non-malignant disorders can be treated by autologous or allogeneic stem cell / bone marrow transplant ...

When should my child come to St. Jude for a stem cell / bone marrow transplant?

As soon as your child's physician tells you that stem cell / bone marrow transplant is a treatment option ...

Why is St. Jude an excellent place for my child's stem cell / bone marrow transplant?

St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer center funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute...

Will St. Jude use experimental treatments on my child?

All patients at St. Jude are treated on research trials...

Will all of my child's treatment have to be given at St. Jude?

In most cases, yes. All patients are required to stay in Memphis during stem cell / bone marrow transplant for 60 or 100 days after transplantation...

Will my child's present physician remain involved in my child's treatment and care?

Once your child has completed his or her initial stem cell / bone marrow transplant care...