Stem Cell

Learn about the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program at Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology. 

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Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

Our Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program serves children with disorders that require a stem cell transplant as treatment. This program began more than 20 years ago so patients and their families could get needed care close to home.

Our pediatric transplant doctors have many years of experience caring for stem cell transplant patients. A transplant doctor is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address any transplant-related questions.  

We are accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy (FACT), and are members of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium and the Children's Oncology Group

Many major insurance companies consider our Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program a stem cell transplant center of excellence.

Types of stem cell transplants we offer include:

  • Allogeneic transplants. This type transfers stem cells from one person to another. It is used to treat:
  • Autologous transplants. Autologous means “self.” This type of transplant transfers stem cells from a person back to themselves. It is usually used for patients with solid tumors including:

Robert Greiner, M.D. is the Director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program.