Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Stem Cell Transplant Program
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Mail Box # 30
Chicago, IL 60611
Direct phone: (312) 227-4090
Total transplants by cell source
- Marrow: 37
- PBSC: 26
- Cord Blood: 3
- Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 36
About the center
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a free-standing, pediatric facility. The SCT Program has clinical and research expertise for pediatric malignancies, benign hematologic conditions, immune deficiencies, metabolic disorders, minimal residual disease testing in acute leukemia and neuroblastoma, cord blood stem cell transplantation, immune ablative transplantation, and outpatient transplantation. The SCT team is comprised of members from all disciplines involved in the care of transplant patients: physicians, staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, transplant coordinator, social worker, referring specialists, psychologist, pharmacist, research coordinators, data coordinators and financial coordinator. Family centered inpatient rounds are conducted daily by the team members, this allows for a continuous flow of information across the disciplines and comprehensive care to the patient and family.
This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1992 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since February 1996.
Adult - Sonali Chaudhury, Kevin McNerney, Veronika Polishchuk, Jennifer Schneiderman
Pediatric - Sonali Chaudhury, Kevin McNerney, Veronika Polishchuk, Jennifer Schneiderman
Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord
Cord blood transplants performed on
Other programs and services
We have unique programs specific to children and their families undergoing transplantation. Our clinical team is trained in the areas of child growth and development and works closely with our Pediatric Psychology Department to continue supporting their needs. Our Child Life Department is a very integral part of our program and work hand-in-hand with the clinical team to support the patients through the transplant process. Child Life Therapists engage in therapeutic play and individualized age-appropriate activities for each child. Feedback is given to the parents/primary caregivers and clinical team for evaluation and implementation of ongoing care. A designated SCT Social Worker follows the patients and families through all phases of transplantation. We are very proud of our ParentWise Program whose goal is to develop an environment and process which enables parents of past transplant patients to partner with the parents of prospective transplant patients. This program is on a volunteer basis but has carefully selected criteria and a training process with continuous supervision by the hospital's Support Services Department. Other programs include PeerWISE, music and art therapies, and Educational Support with full-time teachers. Our Panda Cares Center of Hope (formerly Family Life Center) is located in the main hospital and a Ronald McDonald House is nearby. For details see our website:
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 2018, 2019, 2020, 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 74 patients.
The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 83.8%.
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 79.6% and 94.4%.
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, 2020 to December 31st, 2021 as reported by the centers)
|Both marrow & PBSC
Transplants by disease
Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2020 to December 31st, 2021 (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:
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.)