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Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant

Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant

The UCLA Program is a combined program caring for patients with Hematologic Malignancies receiving chemotherapy and those patients for whom Stem Cell Transplantation is the therapy of choice.  The treatment of blood and marrow cancers include currently available therapies, investigational drugs and treatments, as well as stem cell transplantation. Our physicians meet weekly to discuss individual treatment approaches as part of developing a coordinated treatment recommendation. Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone Marrow Transplantation was first performed at UCLA in 1968 using a related allogeneic transplant to treat an 18 month old child with severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.  The UCLA Marrow Transplantation Program was formally initiated in 1973. Unrelated donor marrow transplants have been carried out at UCLA since 1987, and Cord Blood Transplants have been performed at UCLA since 1996. Autologous transplants have been performed at our program since 1977.   Since 1992 most of the Autologous Transplants have utilized Peripheral Blood Stem Cells.  Since 1998 an increasing number of the Allogenic Transplants have utilized Peripheral Blood Stem Cells. From inception to the completion of 2007 we have performed 3726 transplants (3080 transplants in the adult population and 646 in the pediatric population). 

For decades, this comprehensive program has provided a full range of services as a local, regional, national, and international referral center for transplantations for selected malignancies:

  • Acute and chronic leukemias
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Testicular cancer
  • Unrelated-donor bone marrow/stem cell/cord transplantation

Our goals include finding new and innovative treatments for malignancies and expanding the effectiveness and applicability of bone marrow transplantation through such means as biologic response modifiers, growth factors, and chemotherapeutic agents.

Protocols involving chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy for patients in remission or relapse are available using bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells from allogeneic, autologous and unrelated donors.

Our Expert Team

Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplant Team

Contact Us

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program (310) 825-6708

Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program (310) 794-3005

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Health Library

A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that transplant healthy bone marrow into a patient whose bone marrow is not working properly. A bone marrow transplant may be done for several conditions including hereditary blood diseases, hereditary metabolic diseases, hereditary immune deficiencies, and various forms of cancer.

Visit our Health Library to learn more: Bone Marrow Transplant »

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services lines to help transplant candidates, recipients, and family members understand organ allocation practices and transplantation data. You may also call this number to discuss problems you may be experiencing with your transplant center or the transplantation system in general. The toll-free patient services line number is 1-888-894-6361




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