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Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

At this time we perform approximately 20 marrow transplants per year and have performed more than 560 transplants since the program began. We perform autologous and allogeneic marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and umbilical cord blood transplants, and have experience using not only matched related donors but also matched and partially matched unrelated and mismatched related donors.

Our program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and is a Children’s Oncology Group autologous and allogeneic transplant center. We are associated with the National Marrow Donor Program and, as such, we are able to search their registry as well as international registries covering over 13 million volunteer unrelated marrow donors. The National Marrow Donor Program has recently added an umbilical cord database to their search system so in addition to marrow donors we have access to the cryopreserved cord blood units in over 28 cord blood banks.

Patient Stories

  • Bone marrow transplant helps toddler overcome rare cancer

    Carter Schmidt, photo In May 2017, Tiffany and Michael knew something was seriously wrong with their son. It was determined that Carter had an extremely rare kind of blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) that affects one or two children out of 1 million each year. To save his life, the pediatric hematology/oncology team at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital needed to find a bone marrow donor. Read more

Locations and Contact

  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    Level 11
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 1-319-356-2229
    • 1-888-573-5437 (888 573 KIDS)
    • 1-319-356-1616 (Emergency)