CareTalk: Blog for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Get insights and inspiration from Nemours’ experts in Hematology/Oncology.
Through the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD), our pediatric blood and bone marrow transplant specialists offer families the hope of a potential cure for a wide range of diseases, including cancers (like leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumors), blood disorders, immune system diseases, and many inherited genetic diseases and bone marrow failure syndromes.
A blood and bone marrow transplant replaces diseased or damaged cells
in children whose normal blood cells either aren’t working correctly or have been crowded out by abnormal cells. These damaged or diseased cells are immature cells that can develop into healthy blood cells in children after a transplant.