Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapies

The blood and bone marrow transplant & cellular therapy program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is the region’s only pediatric blood and bone marrow transplantation program and has been providing a multidisciplinary approach to transplant care since 1998. Our program facilitates potentially life-saving marrow, peripheral blood and umbilical cord blood transplants. We’re accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), which means that we meet rigorous quality standards for patient care and cell therapy treatments. Our unit has 12 private inpatient rooms that have a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter and are isolated to help guard against infection.


Our team consists of attending physicians, physician assistants, clinical coordinators, pediatric pharmacists, a program manager/search and intake coordinator, and a medical social worker. Each member of our team is devoted to guiding you and your family through the transplant process and to providing individualized, quality care. According to the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), our outcomes for transplants are consistently among the top tier nationwide.

Blood and Marrow Transplants Can Treat Many Conditions

Diagnoses treated with blood and bone marrow transplantations include, but are not limited to:


Health Beat

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    'A completely different baby'

    Born with a rare and life-threatening immune system disorder, baby Emmett gets a new start with a bone marrow transplant.

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    'An army of angels'

    Baby Mistha conquers a rare and deadly disease with help from an experimental drug and her mom's bone marrow.

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    Life for Lilly: A Health Beat Special Series

    The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who is undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.