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Bone and Marrow Transplant

Blood and Marrow Transplant


Our Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program performs both autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants.  We have a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team dedicated to the therapeutic use of bone marrow, peripheral blood, cord blood and cellular therapy in the treatment of malignant, non-malignant, and serious blood-related disorders. 


Types of Bone Marrow Transplants


Autologous bone marrow transplant

For some diseases, the patient’s own stem cells are removed and given back after receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation.  Your doctor will decide on the best donor choice for you after looking at several variables in order to find the most suitable match for the patient.


Allogeneic bone marrow transplant

For some diseases, patients cannot use their own stem cells for a transplant so they must use a donor, either related or unrelated.


Related donor transplant

Typically patients begin the allogeneic transplant process by trying to identify a relative to be their donor. Siblings are most likely to be a close match for a transplant (based on HLA typing); identical twins are an exact match.


Matched unrelated donor transplant

If you don’t have a relative available who is a match, doctors can search international donor registries for an unrelated donor who is a match for you. Read more about finding or becoming a donor.


Haploidentical transplants

Half-matched transplants sometimes used to open up the donor pool and make it easier to find a donor.


Cord Blood Transplants

Some people choose to donate their cord blood at the time of their baby’s birth.  This cord blood is frozen and can be used for bone marrow transplants.


Diseases We Treat


Malignant Diseases: 

Non-Malignant Diseases:

Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes:

  • Bone Marrow Failure syndromes [Our Clinical Trials]
  • Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Congenital Neutropenia (Kostmann syndrome)
  • Diamond Blackfan (Red Cell Aplasia) Anemia
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Reticular Dysgenesis
  • Schwachman-Diamond Syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii (TAR)
  • Others

Rare genetic and metabolic disorders:

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Diseases of IL10 and IL10 Receptor
  • Hurler Syndrome
  • Krabbe Disease
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Niemann Pick Disease
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Others

Unique Features:

  • FACT Accredited
  • COG Accredited
  • NMDP Accredited
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Consortium (PBMTC) member
  • Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory “GMP Quality”
  • Cord Blood Diseases & Regenerative Therapy Program
  • Cord Blood Transplantation Program
  • Unrelated Adult Donor Stem Cell Program
  • Haploidentical Stem Cell Program
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • On-site leukopheresis for peripheral stem cell collection and bone marrow stem cell harvesting
  • T-cell Depletion and Stem Cell Selection Program
  • High-Risk Leukemia Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Lymphoma Cell Therapy Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Sickle Cell Transplantation Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Sarcoma Cell Therapy Consortium (Lead Institution)
  • Ten HEPA Filtered and Positive Pressure Inpatient Rooms
  • Personalized and customized blood, marrow and cellular therapies
  • Multidisciplinary Programs
  • Long-Term Survivors Program 
  • Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program


Research and Education Highlights:

  • ACGME Accredited Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation Fellowship Program
  •  Student, Resident and other Allied Health Professions elective/selectives
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Transplantation Immunology
  • Adoptive Targeted Cellular Therapy
  • Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative, and Hematopoiesis
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

By Car


Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is served by Metro North's Harlem line via two stations:

• White Plains - Bus transfer options available
• Hawthorne - Taxi service available

For train fare and schedule information, call 1-800-METRO-INFO or go to METRO NORTH 


There are three bus lines (Westchester Bee Line) you can take to our campus. Please call 914.813.7777 for bus routes and fares.

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The Westchester Medical Center campus includes the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and the Behavioral Health Center.

Cairo, Mitchell
Cairo, Mitchell
‌Chief, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation‌; Director, Childhood and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Flower, Allyson
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Nurse Coordinators:

Meghan Sturhan, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPHON
(914) 594-2162

Karen Wolownik, RN, MSN, CPNP
(914) 594-2155

Connie Leonick, RN, MSN, CPNP
(914) 594-2156

Anne Panarella, RN, MS, CPNP
(914) 909-5362