The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the largest in the nation. But to us, your child is more than a number. Your child deserves the best care designed just for him.
What is a BMT?
During a blood and marrow transplant (BMT), your child will receive healthy blood or bone marrow to help to restore blood stem cells that are damaged, missing or not working. A BMT is not a surgery; it is a treatment that takes place over weeks and months. The cells are given intravenously (through a vein).
Conditions treated with BMTs
A BMT can be used to treat many types of malignant (cancerous) diseases and nonmalignant (noncancerous) disorders, such as:
- Blood cancers: Leukemia, lymphoma
- Solid tumor cancers: Neuroblastoma, certain brain tumors
- Noncancerous blood and genetic disorders: Sickle cell disease, thalassemia, stem cell disorders (aplastic anemia, Fanconi anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, myelodysplastic syndromes), phagocyte disorders, histiocyte disorders, immune deficiency syndromes (Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome), metabolic storage diseases (Hurler’s syndrome)
- Immune dysregulation and immunodeficiency