Advanced Cancer Care at Medical City Children's Hospital
Some children diagnosed with leukemia or other types of cancer and blood disorders may benefit from stem cell therapy. Medical City Children’s Hospital Stem Cell Transplantation and Research (STAR) program is a shining example of the latest in oncological care. As a leader in stem cell transplant research, we have vast experience performing pediatric stem cell transplants, including autologous (stem cells from self) and allogeneic (stem cells from donor), along with transplants utilizing cells from umbilical cord blood. Our stem cell program is the only program in north Texas to be accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) in both pediatric and adult stem cell transplants. In addition, our collections and transplantation programs are accredited by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
We go to extra lengths to help our patients with lowered immune systems. Our state-of-the-art stem cell facilities include a 13-bed inpatient unit with continuous cardiac monitoring and High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to prevent airborne infections, as well as a Tarn-Pure™ water purifying system to prevent legionella infections. For extra safety, we use a monitored positive airflow pressure system to push bacteria and other microorganisms out and keep clean air in.