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Children's National Hospital

Location

Children's National Hospital
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
111 Michigan Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20010-2970
Direct phone: (202) 476-2800

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 28
  • PBSC: 22
  • Cord Blood: 12
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 61
Performs pediatric transplants

Overview

Our FACT-accredited program was established in 1988 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1992. We have performed over 657 allogeneic and 717 autologous pediatric transplants. The current focus of our program is on alternative donor transplants (haploidentical, cord blood, bone marrow and PBSC) and the evaluation of non-myeloablative approaches for the treatment of non-malignant pediatric diseases. Additionally, we focus heavily on the use of cellular therapy for the treatment of malignancies and viral infections. We are a CAR-T site for leukemia patients and are one of the largest programs in the country for pediatric sickle cell transplants. We provide extracorporeal photopheresis for patients. This center is part of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the PTCTC (Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Consortium), and the BMT CTN (Clinical Trials Network).

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1988 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1992.

Attending physicians

Pediatric - Allistair Abraham, Catherine Bollard, Blachy Davila Saldana, David Jacobsohn, Evelio Perez, Anant Vatsayan

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only

Other programs and services

Our center has multiple licensed social workers and clinical nurse coordinators. They perform significant teaching pre-transplant to ensure families understand the process and know the Team. They assist with discharge planning and issues as they arise during the admission and clinic visits. We have a dedicated psychologist that works with the clinicians and the patients. We offer multi-disciplinary care to our patients, and involve music therapy, therapeutic art services, family support services, and on-site school assistance. Patients and families can access the beautiful and therapeutic healing garden. Patients are managed in the dedicated inpatient BMT unit (11 HEPA-filtered, positive pressure suites and the dedicated outpatient BMT clinic (5 rooms). Parents can spend the night and visit with their children. After discharge families are able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House where there are 4 private apartments within the house for BMT families that offer a living area, bedroom, kitchen and full sized refrigerator and microwave. Grocery delivery services are available. The Ronald McDonald House is located a short drive from the hospital in the Brookland area of DC and offers off street parking.

About the center

Overview

Our FACT-accredited program was established in 1988 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1992. We have performed over 657 allogeneic and 717 autologous pediatric transplants. The current focus of our program is on alternative donor transplants (haploidentical, cord blood, bone marrow and PBSC) and the evaluation of non-myeloablative approaches for the treatment of non-malignant pediatric diseases. Additionally, we focus heavily on the use of cellular therapy for the treatment of malignancies and viral infections. We are a CAR-T site for leukemia patients and are one of the largest programs in the country for pediatric sickle cell transplants. We provide extracorporeal photopheresis for patients. This center is part of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the PTCTC (Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Consortium), and the BMT CTN (Clinical Trials Network).

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1988 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1992.

Attending physicians

Pediatric - Allistair Abraham, Catherine Bollard, Blachy Davila Saldana, David Jacobsohn, Evelio Perez, Anant Vatsayan

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only

Other programs and services

Our center has multiple licensed social workers and clinical nurse coordinators. They perform significant teaching pre-transplant to ensure families understand the process and know the Team. They assist with discharge planning and issues as they arise during the admission and clinic visits. We have a dedicated psychologist that works with the clinicians and the patients. We offer multi-disciplinary care to our patients, and involve music therapy, therapeutic art services, family support services, and on-site school assistance. Patients and families can access the beautiful and therapeutic healing garden. Patients are managed in the dedicated inpatient BMT unit (11 HEPA-filtered, positive pressure suites and the dedicated outpatient BMT clinic (5 rooms). Parents can spend the night and visit with their children. After discharge families are able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House where there are 4 private apartments within the house for BMT families that offer a living area, bedroom, kitchen and full sized refrigerator and microwave. Grocery delivery services are available. The Ronald McDonald House is located a short drive from the hospital in the Brookland area of DC and offers off street parking.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2017, 2018, 2019, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 88 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 80.6%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 78.8% and 92.6%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Total transplants

Total transplants


123

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 17 18 6 41
Unrelated donor 11 4 6 21
Total allogeneic 28 22 12 62
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
61
-- 61
Total combined
111 12 123

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 38 3 0 0 41
Unrelated 19 2 0 0 21
Autologous 59 2 0 0 61
Total 116 7 0 0 123

Treatments may be similar for diseases within a group. It might be helpful to look at centers that have done transplants for a specific disease and centers that have done transplants for any corresponding broad disease categories.

Centers are not required to report autologous transplants so the numbers might be incomplete.

More information about transplants for this disease can be found:

Additional information

Transplant center resources

Transplant center coordinator:
Samrawit Berhane
(202) 476-5456
Email: sberhane@childrensnational.org

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this center, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

Be The Match patient navigators

Patient navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center and provide support and education to help you throughout your transplant journey.

Inside the United States: 1 (888) 999-6743

Outside the United States: 1 (763) 406-3410.
(Long distance or international charges may apply.)

Email: patientinfo@nmdp.org

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