Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular Therapy
Comprehensive Care for Complex Conditions
Facing the possibility of your child needing a stem cell or bone marrow transplant is like navigating uncharted waters. The team at Hackensack Meridian Children's Health is here to guide you through this journey with compassion, expertise, and unwavering support. Together, we'll set our sights on one common goal: Your child's health and well-being.
Our team of transplant and cellular therapy specialists is dedicated to offering curative treatments for various pediatric cancers, blood disorders, immune system issues, and rare syndromes. With a multidisciplinary approach, we tailor each treatment plan to your child's unique needs, ensuring the highest level of care and personalization.
Your child will have access to a network of pediatric specialists, from critical care physicians to dietitians, pediatric hematology experts, pediatric oncology experts and compassionate support from psychologists, social workers, and child life specialists. Our offerings go beyond medical care by building a foundation of hope and strength for your child's tomorrows.
Leading the Way for Stem Cell Transplants in New Jersey
As New Jersey's only pediatric stem cell transplant program, we're at the forefront of pioneering treatments. Whether it's an autologous transplant using your child's own blood or an allogeneic transplant with a donor match, our experienced team delivers care in a family-centered setting. And with success rates that inspire confidence, we're committed to guiding your child toward a healthy, vibrant future.
Our specialized program includes:
- Stem cell transplants: Allogeneic (matched sibling, unrelated donor, cord blood, haplo-identical) and autologous (using the patient’s own blood)
- Specialized clinics: Bone Marrow Failure, Endocrine (post-transplant and cellular therapy endocrine disorders), and Primary Immunodeficiency
- Innovative therapies: CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia, gene therapy for severe sickle cell disease
- Over 60 clinical trials providing cutting-edge and curative treatments
- Ongoing support: Cure and Beyond Program for long-term bone marrow transplant survivors
- Management of post-transplant complications, including extracorporeal photopheresis
- On-site services for stem cell and bone marrow harvesting
- Pediatric pain management and palliative care
- Fertility preservation options for pediatric patients
- Reduced-intensity treatment plans for non-cancerous diseases like sickle cell anemia and thalassemia
Our Pediatric Transplant Specialists
Our children’s hospital stem cell transplant and/or bone marrow transplant, and cellular therapy specialists have trained at some of the nation’s most renowned health care organizations. They join forces with other pediatric specialists in New Jersey to provide a unified plan for every patient.
Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hematology / Oncology - 551-996-5437
Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular/Gene Therapies - 551-996-5600
Survivorship/Late Effects Program (Cure and Beyond) - 201-487-8987
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
19 Davis Ave, 5th Floor, Neptune, NJ 07753
Hematology / Oncology
Why Choose Us for Stem Cell Transplant or Cellular Therapy?
When you choose Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health for stem cell transplants, bone marrow transplants, or cellular therapy, you get:
Access to Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Pioneers
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is home to New Jersey's first and largest pediatric stem cell transplant program, offering curative treatments that are transforming young lives. With a dedicated team of experts, we lead the way in pediatric stem cell / bone marrow transplant, ensuring your child receives the highest level of care.
Fertility Preservation Program
Our program is the only one in New Jersey that offers fertility preservation options to all patients across the pediatric and young adult age spectrum. Our team provides consultations for patients with cancer and serious blood disorders who are at risk for impaired fertility. The team, which includes a dedicated nurse navigator, coordinates referrals for fertility preservation options.
Seamless Access to Lifelong Care
Our survivorship programming provides a multidisciplinary approach to the surveillance and early intervention for ongoing medical needs related to the late effects of therapies. We provide support for patients treated by our pediatric cancer, hematology, transplant and cellular/gene therapy teams who are two or more years past treatment. We also follow any pediatric cancer or transplant survivors regardless of where they were treated.
Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular Therapy Success Stories
6-year-old on Road to Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplant
With a rare diagnosis called aplastic anemia, Piper received a transformative treatment to bring her blood counts back to normal.
5-year-old Boy Cured From Sickle Cell Disease
When Tobi faced the debilitating effects of sickle cell anemia, he found his cure with Hackensack Meridian Children's Health.