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Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation

We are specialists in bone marrow, umbilical cord blood or peripheral blood transplants in children.

In the Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation unit we attend to those children who, at some point in the treatment of their illness, require a bone marrow, umbilical cord blood or peripheral blood transplant. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a key treatment in curing many children who present with:

  • Haematological and oncological illnesses
  • Genetic illnesses: immunodeficiencies, haemopathies and metabolopathies

When a patient requires a transplant, it is important for highly specialised professionals to analyse his/her case in detail. Our unit is devoted exclusively to paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplants.

In order for a transplant to be successful, it is essential to determine who is the most suitable donor—the patient himself/herself, a relative or an unrelated donor—and from which source is it most advisable to extract the haematopoietic stem cells: peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood or bone marrow.

We perform all types of transplants:

  • Autologous transplants
  • Allogeneic transplants: from a related or unrelated donor, including haploidentical transplants.

We offer

Individualised evaluation

Our specialists analyse the case in detail and determine the best source for extracting the haematopoietic stem cells: peripheral blood, umbilical cord or bone marrow.

It is not covered by public health

Search for potential donors

We search for potential donors in the patient's setting-the patient him/herself, a family member or an unrelated donor-and in national and international banks.

It is not covered by public health

Compatibility tests

We ensure compatibility between donor and patient through a number of specific tests.

It is not covered by public health

Extraction and conservation

The haematopoietic stem cells are extracted, processed, prepared and conserved until the moment of the transplant in latest-generation facilities.

It is not covered by public health

Performing the transplant

A team of professionals devoted exclusively to haematopoietic stem cell transplants perform the procedure.

It is not covered by public health

Post transplant follow-up

After the transplant, we monitor the patient until a full recovery has been made.

It is not covered by public health

The most touching moment is when these children return to their country, when you think that they can move forward with their lives.
Júlia Marsal, hematologist at Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation unit
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