Stem Cell Transplantation

Generally, stem cell transplantation can be performed using bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells or umbilical cord blood. Since the first successful transfer of hematopoietic stem cells in the late 1960s, this treatment method has been continuously advanced and is now an integral and indispensable part of therapy for children and young adults.

The area of stem cell transplantation has benefitted from many advances in recent years. Nevertheless, this therapeutic procedure is still associated with risks, so the decision whether stem cell transplantation is necessary and justified for a patient must generally be made on a case-by-case basis.

At our center, children and adolescents with malignant and non malignant diseases are treated using stem cell transplantation.