The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program is one of the largest in the nation. But, your child is more than a number to our team. Your child deserves outstanding care designed just for him. In fact, we believe your child deserves the best care possible.
What is a BMT?
During a BMT, your child will receive healthy stem cells to help restore bone marrow stem cells that are damaged, missing or not working. BMT is not a surgery; it is a treatment that takes place over weeks and months. The transplant cells are given intravenously (through a vein) like a blood transfusion.
Conditions treated with BMTs
A BMT can be used to treat many types of malignant (cancerous) diseases and nonmalignant (noncancerous) diseases, such as:
- Blood cancers: Leukemia and lymphoma
- Solid tumor cancers: Neuroblastoma and certain brain tumors
- Noncancerous blood and genetic disorders: Sickle cell disease, thalassemia, bone marrow failure (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: Complex, multisystem autoimmune disorders that arise from an underlying defect in immune regulatory pathways