Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT)

The Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is one of the top West Coast destinations for BMT care. Recognized as a national and international center of excellence for transplant of blood-forming cells, called hematopoietic stem cells, we provide state-of-the-art facilities and personalized, family-focused care.

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Why Families Choose Us

Recognized Center of Excellence & Advanced Treatments

  • The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Children's is a world-class treatment center with expertise in all areas of hematopoietic cell transplantation. We've performed hundreds of transplants since 2000.

  • The BMT Program offers a full array of transplantation services:
    • Donor evaluation
    • Recipient evaluation
    • Donor searches
    • Stem cell collection
    • Autologous transplants
    • Sibling transplants
    • Unrelated donor transplants
    • Transplantation using bone marrow, cord blood, and peripheral blood stem cells
    • Transplantation for both malignant (cancer) diseases and non-malignant diseases.

  • The California Department of Health and Human Services has designated Children’s BMT Program as a Center of Excellence for pediatric stem cell transplantation. We're also accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), which distinguishes high-quality blood and marrow transplant programs in the United States.

  • Our BMT Program is a recognized Transplant Center for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), a Transplant Center for The Children's Oncology Group (COG), and a member of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium.

  • Children's Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). FACT accreditation is the threshold for excellence in cellular therapy including bone marrow or cord blood transplant (BMT).

Facilities Designed around Children and Families

  • The BMT facility is a 10,000 square-foot unit designed for family-focused care and includes a playroom, family meeting areas, patient rooms, and parent sleeping accommodations. Because the entire facility is treated with an air filtration system that minimizes the risk of infection, you can be with your child through their hospitalization.

  • Your child is cared for by the same group of specialists throughout her or his stay. From oncology and hematology specialists to the dieticians and the Child Life specialists who make life in our facility comfortable, your child receives the comfort of familiar, friendly faces every day.

  • The BMT House provides off-site housing for families.
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Outpatient Center Infusion/Day Hospital
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Physicians: (510) 428-3374
Patients & Families: (510) 428-3885 ext. 5183 or 2835 

Specialty Pediatric Hematology Treatments

  • Our areas of expertise include a comprehensive range of patient services, with a special focus on thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Our research studies related to clinical transplantation for non-malignant hematological disorders have paved the way for current treatment options. 

  • We offer pediatric extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP), a post-transplant therapy that reduces the need for immune system suppressants.

  • Our Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program was the first of its kind in the world.

  • We perform unrelated donor transplantation using marrow and stem cells from adult volunteer donors and unrelated UCB donations.

  • We are a leading institution for other emerging cellular therapies, including gene therapy.

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