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: 10
- PBSC: 0
- Cord Blood: 1
- Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 11
About the center
Akron Children's Hospital performs autologous and allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants for pediatric patients in a multidisciplinary setting. We uphold our mission of treating all children as if they were our own and turning no child or family away based on their ability to pay. Patients are cared for in a family centered setting in which parents and caregivers are encouraged to play an active role with the health care team to make sure: you will be heard, your child will be safe and you child is in expert hands. We provide care coordination for the patients and families during all phases of the transplant process. 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 central nervous system malignancies, and inherited metabolic disorders.
This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 2004 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since December 2010.
Pediatric - Prasad Bodas, Steven Kuerbitz, Megan Sampson
Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord
Cord blood transplants performed on
Other programs and services
We offer supportive services to the patient and family including dedicated social workers, Ronald McDonald House for families and the patient during and post-transplant. Music therapy, art therapy, fertility preservation program, physical therapy, occupational therapy, interpretive services, Child Life specialist, pastoral care, behavioral medicine, school teacher/services and massage therapy are also available.
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:
- Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2017, 2018, 2019, and
- Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
- Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis
For this center, we have survival information for 17 patients.
The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 82.4%.
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 64.1% and 98.0%.
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.
Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)
|Both marrow & PBSC
Transplants by disease
Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)
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:
Transplant center resources
Transplant center coordinator:
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.)