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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Un niño y una enfermera en una cámara de aislamiento de Trasplante de Progenitores Hematopoyéticos infantil en el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

At the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of the SJD Barcelona Children’s HospitaI we are specialists in bone marrow, umbilical cord blood or peripheral blood transplants in children.

In the Bone Marrow 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. Bone marrow transplantation is a key treatment in curing many children who present:

  • Hematological 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 pediatric bone marrow transplants.

We perform all types of transplants:

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

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

High survival rates

Our survival rates are comparable to the highest ones recorded internationally.

Extensive experience at an international level

Our professionals have extensive experience in performing all types of transplants. Our main specialists have carried out more than 500 paediatric bone marrow transplantation.

Next generation facilities

We have all the latest means and technologies for carrying out the whole transplant process. We recently built 4 individual rooms with HEPA filters and positive pressure following the latest international safety standards.

Services we offer

Individualised evaluation

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

Search for potential donors

We search for potential donors not only in the patient's setting, the patient him/herself or someone of him/her a family member, but also in an unrelated donor and in national and international banks.

Compatibility tests

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

Extraction and conservation

The hematopoietic progenitors are extracted, processed, prepared and conserved until the moment of the transplant in latest-generation facilities.

Performing the transplant

A team of professionals devoted exclusively to bone marrow transplants performs the procedure.

Post transplant follow-up

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


90 - 100

Survival rate in autologous and related-donor transplants 12 months after the transplant


Survival rate in unrelated donor and haploidentical transplants, 12 months after the transplant

Our professionals

“Bone Marrow Transplantation is a key for curing many children”.

Complementary services which play a role in the Unit's clinical activity:

  • Blood and tissue bank
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Pharmacy
  • Image diagnosis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Intensive Care
  • Cardiology
  • Pneumology
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology

Patient stories

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“During the bone marrow transplant, there were some hard times, but the medical team helped us overcome them”