Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

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Who We Are

The UCSF Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is committed to providing the highest level of care while advancing research to make blood and marrow transplantation safer and more effective.

We do more transplants using alternative donors — both matched unrelated volunteers and partially matched relatives — than any other institution. We also provide cutting-edge treatments not available at most other children's hospitals, including CAR-T cell therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and alpha-beta T-cell depleted haploidentical transplants. In addition, we offer gene therapy trials for patients with some types of severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) disorders.

Our team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, pharmacists and nutritionists. We work together to tailor treatment and support services to each child and family. UCSF's state-of-the-art BMT unit includes amenities such as a play space where kids can safely socialize with each other during treatment and large, light-filled rooms with separate sleeping areas for parents.

Many of our patients need treatment urgently. Our dedicated team of pre-transplant coordinators, search coordinators, nurse practitioners and insurance specialists works seamlessly to promptly bring these patients to transplant.


Conditions We Treat

We treat children with certain types of cancer, as well as specific disorders of the blood, immune system and metabolism.
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Our Outcomes

In 2017, UCSF's Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program was named an "over performer" for allogeneic stem cell transplants by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Designated "over performers" exceed expectations for patient survival rates. Nationwide, the estimated chance of survival one year after transplant was 78.6 percent, compared with 88.6 percent at UCSF.

  • "Over Performer" in BMT survival rates for past 6 years
  • Best in Northern California for Pediatric Cancer Care (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 80+ Transplants Performed Annually

Our Locations

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
1975 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: (415) 476-2188
Fax: (415) 502-4867

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