Blood and marrow
- Established in 1993.
- Have performed over 500 transplants since program inception; 40 performed in 2012.
- The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant program is the regional transplant program for South Texas, and is one of the busiest pediatric transplant programs in the United States, it performs 40 to 50 transplants per year.
- Transplants offered include related and unrelated donor transplants. Program physicians have expertise in using unrelated donor umbilical cord blood transplants for patients who lack a related donor.
- Active member of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium; a collaborative effort of over 80 pediatric transplant programs worldwide that addresses specific issues for children.
- Transplant physicians are experts in pediatric hematology and oncology with advanced training in blood and marrow transplantation; as well as active participants in the Children’s Oncology Group, the major clinical trial organization for children with cancer.
- First program in North America accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT) and have remained accredited since.
- Certified by the National Marrow Donor Program as a transplant center, and a regional bone marrow collection center.
- Outpatient clinic offers a family-oriented facility to serve pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant patients. The clinic features a spacious waiting room, a play room, and private exam and infusion rooms.