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Wolfson Children's Hospital Bone Marrow Transplantation

Bone Marrow Transplant

Thanks to advances in bone marrow transplants, children with life-threatening cancers and blood disorders are being cured at a higher rate than ever before.

Blood and Marrow Transplantation Center

Transplant Coordinator Phone: 904.697.3992

Wolfson Children's Hospital provides hematology (blood disorders) and oncology (cancer) services in partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

Expert Collaboration for Children

The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, a collaboration with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, brings children from all over the world to receive our life-saving care.

Why Wolfson

  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals for cancer care. We are also an Accredited Pediatric Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
  • Our patients benefit from the latest, evidence-based protocols, clinical research and the collective experience and expertise of an entire team.
  • A top-notch bone marrow transplant program in North Florida means your child has access to the best treatment closer to home.
  • In many cases, our expected survival rate for patients who have bone marrow transplants exceed national averages.
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Blood and Marrow Transplantation Center

Transplant Coordinator Phone: 904.697.3992

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital provides these services in partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville. Learn more

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Conditions We Treat

Cancers

  • Acute and chronic leukemia
  • Brain tumors
  • Ewing sarcoma (bone cancer)
  • Inherited diseases
  • Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Solid tumors

Blood disorders and immune deficiencies

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Congenital neutropenia
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Immune deficiencies (severe combined immunodeficiency disorder, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Inherited diseases
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Thalassemia
Wolfson Children's Hospital Birthday Celebration

Celebrating New Beginnings:  A New Birthday

The day a child receives a bone marrow transplant can be a day of hope and new beginnings for the family. At Wolfson Children’s, we celebrate important milestones like this together with our patients. Our team plans a birthday party, complete with cake, party hats and singing. And, of course, the best birthday gift is a chance for a new start.

Types of Transplants We Perform

  • Autologous – Cells come from your child’s own blood or bone marrow. Some of the cells are removed and stored until transplant date.
  • Allogeneic – Cells come from another person: a close relative, volunteer donor or a baby’s umbilical cord (for stem cell cord blood transplant).

Accredited Program

Wolfson Children's Hospital Blood and Marrow Accredited

The program maintains national accreditation by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy. It’s also recognized by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) as an affiliated center for matched unrelated donor transplants.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Checkered Flag Celebration

Celebrating New Beginnings:  Reaching the Checkered Flag

After a child receives a bone marrow transplant, they will be in the hospital for a while. So, when the day comes to finally go home, it’s a day worth celebrating. At Wolfson Children’s, we celebrate important milestones like this together with our patients. A parade lap around the pediatric oncology floor that includes the patient’s favorite music culminates at a checkered flag that each transplant graduate signs and dates.

Our Team

Dr. Joyce Talking to a Boy Patient

Michael Joyce, MD, PhD

Medical Director

“A successful bone marrow transplant requires a team effort, which is what you get at Wolfson Children’s. We all work together to make sure each child gets the lifesaving care they need.”

  • Pediatric hematologist/oncologists
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Social workers
  • Child Life specialists
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Chaplains
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pharmacists, respiratory therapists, infectious disease specialists
  • Other pediatric subspecialty physicians

Locations

Most office visits are at Nemours, while transplants and overnight stays are at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Both are located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, with the Ronald McDonald House within walking distance.

Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, Wolfson Children's Hospital and Mayo Clinic – NMDP Transplant Center #316

Kids Walk pedestrian bridge that joins Wolfson Children's Hospital to Nemours

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care

807 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207