Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue
NE Wing, Suite 125
Miami, FL 33155
Direct phone: (305) 663-6851
Toll-free: (800) 432-6837
Total transplants by cell source
- Marrow: 24
- PBSC: 2
- Cord Blood: 7
- Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 28
About the center
The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida’s first and most experienced care provider for children requiring blood or bone marrow transplantation. The program is one of only two pediatric blood and marrow transplant centers in South Florida and performs more than 30 blood and marrow transplants per year.
Established in 1991, the program was originally accredited in 2003 by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT) for all aspects of blood or marrow transplantation (cellular therapy). The program continues to meet the rigorous FACT standards, having achieved its most recent reaccreditation in 2020. FACT accreditation is given to organizations that exceed standards in patient care and laboratory practices.
This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1991 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 2000.
Pediatric - Jorge Galvez Silva, Ossama Maher
Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord
Cord blood transplants performed on
Other programs and services
We treat patients with malignant and nonmalignant disorders, and use both Autologous and Allogeneic donors. It includes peripheral blood, bone marrow and cord blood (single or double), from HLA-matched family members, haplo-identical family members and unrelated donors.
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program offers the following services to our patients and families:
- New BMT Unit which opened in Fall of 2016 and includes 7 private HEPA filtered, positive pressure patient rooms.
- Family room for our Bone Marrow Transplant families with a dining area, refrigerator, microwave, and a full bathroom with a shower.
- Free full laundry service
- For families living more than 1 hour away, we provide on campus discounted lodging at the Devonshire Apartments
- As a free standing children's hospital we provide a multidisciplinary approach starting from the pre-transplant stages through discharge and post-transplant follow-up
- To improve the patient experience, we also utilize our complimentary services including Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists, and Art Therapists
- We also have an Education Coordinator who develops individualized education plans for each child throughout their treatment.
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 37 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 71.7% and 94.2%.
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.)