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Texas Children's Hospital

Primary location

Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street
WT 8-150
Houston, TX 77030
Direct phone: (832) 824-1000

Secondary location

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin Street
Suite M964
Houston, TX 77030
Direct phone: (713) 441-6274

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 115
  • PBSC: 127
  • Cord Blood: 21
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 282
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

Our mission: Develop therapy for diseases affecting children and adults. Discoveries in gene-vector design, stem cell biology and immunotherapy allow implementation of agents to improve conditioning therapy, cytotoxic T cell therapy to reduce infection and cell-based therapy to prevent relapse.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1979 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since June 1997.

Attending physicians

Adult - Malcolm K. Brenner, George Carrum, Helen Heslop, LaQuisa Hill, Rammurti Kamble, Robert Krance, Premal Lulla, Savi Pingali, Carlos Ramos

Pediatric - Nabil Ahmed, Saleh Bhar, Malcolm K. Brenner, John Craddock, Doherty Erin, Meenakshi Hegde, Helen Heslop, Tami John, Robert Krance, Caridad Martinez, Swati Naik, Bilal Omer, Ghadir Sasa, Khaled Yassine

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC and single cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only

Other programs and services

Services provided at Texas Children's Hospital (pediatrics):
All patients meet with a BMT social worker pre-transplant who prepares a detailed psychosocial assessment which is used to determine the needs of individual patients. Our Social Worker offers a variety of services to patients and their families such as family counseling and referrals, pre-admission and discharge information, planning and assistance obtaining resources such as housing, food, transportation and financial services.

Our Child Life specialists focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children throughout the transplant process. Through play therapy, our child life specialist strives to reduce the stress of the patient and enables them to cope with the experience in a positive manner. Specific services available include age appropriate education, preparation and support for medical procedures, therapeutic play and sibling teaching. The child life specialist is also involved in assisting school re-entry to allow a positive and consistent transition into school.

Texas Childrens Hospital has a chaplain service that is available for support and to assist families with any spiritual or religious concerns you may have.

Teachers from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) are available during the school year for hospitalized patients. Their primary purpose is to help students maintain academic skills during hospitalization. The teachers will modify the amount of material presented according to how the student is feeling each day. If your child is in a different school district, he/she will be enrolled in HISD while in Houston and then be re-enrolled back into their home school once the patient returns home. The teachers will have ongoing contact with the home school and will teach the same curriculum with the same textbooks as the home school if possible.

About the center

Overview

Our mission: Develop therapy for diseases affecting children and adults. Discoveries in gene-vector design, stem cell biology and immunotherapy allow implementation of agents to improve conditioning therapy, cytotoxic T cell therapy to reduce infection and cell-based therapy to prevent relapse.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1979 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since June 1997.

Attending physicians

Adult - Malcolm K. Brenner, George Carrum, Helen Heslop, LaQuisa Hill, Rammurti Kamble, Robert Krance, Premal Lulla, Savi Pingali, Carlos Ramos

Pediatric - Nabil Ahmed, Saleh Bhar, Malcolm K. Brenner, John Craddock, Doherty Erin, Meenakshi Hegde, Helen Heslop, Tami John, Robert Krance, Caridad Martinez, Swati Naik, Bilal Omer, Ghadir Sasa, Khaled Yassine

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC and single cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only

Other programs and services

Services provided at Texas Children's Hospital (pediatrics):
All patients meet with a BMT social worker pre-transplant who prepares a detailed psychosocial assessment which is used to determine the needs of individual patients. Our Social Worker offers a variety of services to patients and their families such as family counseling and referrals, pre-admission and discharge information, planning and assistance obtaining resources such as housing, food, transportation and financial services.

Our Child Life specialists focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children throughout the transplant process. Through play therapy, our child life specialist strives to reduce the stress of the patient and enables them to cope with the experience in a positive manner. Specific services available include age appropriate education, preparation and support for medical procedures, therapeutic play and sibling teaching. The child life specialist is also involved in assisting school re-entry to allow a positive and consistent transition into school.

Texas Childrens Hospital has a chaplain service that is available for support and to assist families with any spiritual or religious concerns you may have.

Teachers from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) are available during the school year for hospitalized patients. Their primary purpose is to help students maintain academic skills during hospitalization. The teachers will modify the amount of material presented according to how the student is feeling each day. If your child is in a different school district, he/she will be enrolled in HISD while in Houston and then be re-enrolled back into their home school once the patient returns home. The teachers will have ongoing contact with the home school and will teach the same curriculum with the same textbooks as the home school if possible.

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 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 321 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 77.0%.

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 71.8% and 80.6%.

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.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


322

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 10 28 0 38
Unrelated donor 10 73 0 83
Total allogeneic 20 101 0 121
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
201
-- 201
Total combined
322 0 322

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


223

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 37 13 2 52
Unrelated donor 58 13 19 90
Total allogeneic 95 26 21 142
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
81
-- 81
Total combined
202 21 223

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 59 8 21 2 90
Unrelated 95 20 39 19 173
Autologous 81 29 104 68 282
Total 235 57 164 89 545

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

If you have transplant-related questions, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

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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