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Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic

Bone marrow or stem cell transplants can be lifesaving for patients with certain types of pediatric cancers and blood or immune system disorders. But the process leading up to and following a transplant is complicated and demanding. Our job at UCSF's Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic is to prepare kids for a transplant and provide the long-term follow-up care they will need after a transplant.

Our team of transplant specialists evaluates whether a child is a candidate for a transplant and helps prepare the whole family for the process. Because patients who have had a transplant are severely immune-compromised, we follow them closely. We'll want to see your child at least once a week to check for infections or other post-transplant complications and to monitor how the immune system is reconstituting.

The quality of our follow-up care is one reason the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program's patients have among the nation's highest rates of survival chances one year after the procedure.

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    • Photo I.D.
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    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
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