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Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

The Lowder Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit located on the 6th Floor of Childrens of Alabama is the only pediatric bone marrow transplant facility in the State of Alabama.

The unit houses an eight bed inpatient area and eight bed clinic in over 11,000 square feet of transplant specific space. A dedicated team of transplant professionals provide a complete array of transplant services. Support services include an onsite pharmacy, child life, neuropsychology services, social work support, nutritionist, pastoral care and a certified teacher.

The Blood and Marrow Transplant program performs allogeneic, autologous, cord blood and unrelated donor transplants. The program is FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) certified. Transplant protocols are conducted in partnership with the Childrens Oncology Group and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium.

Did you know?

  • More than 180 children have received blood or marrow transplants in the Lowder Unit since its formation in 2000.
  • The faculty boasts three full time Pediatric Transplant Specialists
  • The Lowder Program is a component of the UAB Bone Marrow Transplant Program
  • Disease states transplanted at the Lowder Unit include:
    • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
    • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
    • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    • Juvenile Myelomyonocytic Leukemia
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Immune Deficiencies
    • Brain Tumors
    • Aplastic Anemia
    • Congenital Marrow Failure Syndromes (including Fanconi Anemia)
    • Lymphoma
    • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Metabolic Disorders


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