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Akron Children's Hospital


Akron Children's Hospital
Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer
and Blood Disorders
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Direct phone: (330) 543-8730

Total transplants by cell source

  • Marrow: 11
  • PBSC: 0
  • Cord Blood: 3
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 2
Performs pediatric transplants


Akron Children's Hospital performs Autologous and Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants for Pediatric patients. Patients treated with stem cell transplants include those with Sickle cell disease, Aplastic anemia, Beta Thalassemia, MDS, Osteopetrosis, Wilm's tumor, Ewings disease, recurrent Hodgkin's disease, recurrent and high risk ALL, AML, Neuroblastoma, other CNS malignancies, and inherited metabolic disorders.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 2004.

Attending physicians

Pediatric - Prasad Bodas, John H. Fargo, Steven Kuerbitz, Stephanie Savelli

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only