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

Stem cell transplant patient
  • St. Jude is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of life-threatening childhood diseases.
  • St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
  • The Transplant Program at St. Jude is one of the largest pediatric stem cell transplant programs in the world.
  • St. Jude is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for autologous and allogeneic peripheral blood and marrow transplantation in pediatrics and adults.

To improve outcomes and reduce side effects associated with transplantation, doctors in the St. Jude Transplant Program work closely with laboratory scientists to rapidly apply new developments from the lab to patient care. The program conducts clinical trials to study these new innovations.

To provide comprehensive care, a close-knit group of physicians in the Transplant Program work closely with support staff in rehabilitation medicine, nursing, pathology, radiation oncology, pharmacy, psychology, clinical nutrition, child life and social work. These staff have been specially trained to care for children undergoing transplants.