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Cancer & Blood Disorders

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Improving Your Child’s Chance of Living a Healthy Life 

At Florida Hospital for Children, our division of pediatric stem cell transplantation (SCT) provides a full range of services for patients requiring stem cell transplantations.  In fact Florida Hospital for Children boasts the only pediatric stem cell transplantation program in Central Florida. We offer comprehensive services including pre-transplantation consultation and evaluation, education, social services and post-transplant follow up and care.

We understand that having to deal with cancer and other blood diseases can be overwhelming both physically and mentally. This is true not only for the child, but for the entire family as well. That’s why we are committed to providing comprehensive care through our integrated, interdisciplinary teams that deliver specialized treatment, as well as in our unique Disney®-themed healing environment where we deliver our special brand of kid care.

The Greatest Care for Our Smallest Patients

We perform stem cell transplantation utilizing stem cells from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood or peripheral blood.  Conditions for which we transplant include malignant and non-malignant conditions, but are not limited to:

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Severe aplastic anemia 
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Thalassemia

Family-focused Support System

Our bone marrow transplant services are backed by world-class care, including pediatric subspecialty support, pediatric radiation therapy, clinical pharmacy and laboratory services and social support services. We have our own laboratory, complete with a lab technician in-house, to quickly turn around blood examinations and counts so you don’t have to wait any longer than necessary for the results.

Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center

At the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center, Kids Beating Cancer and Florida Hospital for Children want children and families to feel at home. We know that a hospital can be a scary place for a young child. So Kids Beating Cancer has gone out of its way to create a transplant center that is friendly and perhaps even a little fun. When a child needs a bone marrow or stem cell transplant the treatment will require them to be away from the familiarity and comforts of home for many weeks, even months.

Kids Beating Cancer's My Room program allows each child to put their distinct fingerprint on the place they will be calling home by allowing each child to pick the theme of their hospital room. From sheets and bedding to toys and games, the hospital room will be filled with the bright colors of Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty, Disney Princesses, Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars or one of many other themes. The children can then focus on the fun of their theme, softening the look of a very high tech, state-of-the-art transplant hospital room.

Fund The Match: Kids Beating Cancer funds the hospital and lab costs never covered by Medicaid and insurance for any child in need of a transplant and to identify the best possible donor, so every child can access the best medical treatment and the only hope for a cure. Families never receive any hospital bills for costs Medicaid does not cover.

Meals for Families: Kids Beating Cancer Meal Dollars = Real Money. Meal Dollars are given daily to families with a child in the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center. Kids Beating Cancer pays for meals so parents don't have to worry about having cash in order to eat. Parents can have the meals delivered to their room or go to any cafeteria and eat for free.

The Florida Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapy is located at:
2501 N. Orange Ave.
5th Floor
Orlando, Florida

The skill to heal. The spirit to care.