Bone Marrow Transplant
Our Approach to Treatment
Houston Methodist’s comprehensive approach brings together a wide variety of clinicians and scientists to develop and apply innovative and cost-effective treatments for blood cancers and blood disorders.
A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that replaces bone marrow, tissue in the body responsible for producing red and white blood cells and stem cells, that no longer functions correctly or has been destroyed by radiation or chemotherapy. Patients who suffer from certain conditions — leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, sickle cell or aplastic anemia or severe immunodeficiency syndromes — may be considered for a bone marrow transplant when all other treatments have failed to improve their condition.
At Houston Methodist, our team of specialists will guide you through the process of bone marrow transplant. Stem cells are harvested from your bone marrow before chemotherapy or radiation treatments and stored or you will receive bone marrow stem cells from a donor who is a match. After your chemotherapy and radiation treatments are complete, the stem cells will be delivered into your bloodstream, through injections or infusion, and they will travel into the bone marrow.
Donors may be found through bone marrow registries.
Our team at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy works in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital to provide an infrastructure to rapidly translate novel bone marrow and stem cell protocols from the laboratory to the clinic. We maintain an adult stem cell transplant unit at Houston Methodist and Texas Children’s manages pediatric stem cell transplants.
At Houston Methodist, we are dedicated to research and committed to a goal of making a clinical trial available to every patient who has a medical need and wants to participate. Learn more about our current cancer-related clinical trials.
Center for Cell & Gene Therapy
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