|Blood and Marrow Transplant Program|
Who We Are
For over 20 years, bone marrow transplantation has been a primary treatment for relapsed and high risk leukemia patients and those with aplastic anemia. More recently, there has been a significant increase in the use of bone marrow transplantation as a treatment for children with other forms of cancer and blood diseases.
The Lowder Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at The Children's of Alabama is the only pediatric bone marrow transplant facility in the state of Alabama. We are affiliated with the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Both programs are certified by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for their high quality patient care and laboratory performance. We are also a member of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) and the Children's Oncology Group (COG).
We specialize in using transplant therapies to treat leukemia and other forms of cancer, rare genetic conditions such as immune deficiency disorders, and bone marrow failure syndromes such as Fanconi Anemia, Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, Dyskeratosis Congenita, Blackfan Diamond anemia and severe aplastic anemia.
Our highly experienced multi-disciplinary team has performed more than 275 transplants in the program’s 10 year history, currently transplanting between 20-30 children each year.
The Director of the Lowder Blood and Marrow Transplant program is Dr. Frederick Goldman.
Support of Families
In addition to providing exceptional medical care, the Lowder Blood and Marrow Transplant Program offers comprehensive support services to help families through the transplant process. We provide assistance with lodging, transportation, and other concerns as well as providing help to address the emotional needs that families have at this challenging time in their lives.
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