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Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Location

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

From January 1, 2016 to December 31st, 2017
  • Marrow: 11
  • PBSC: 3
  • Cord Blood: 9
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 27
Performs pediatric transplants

Overview

The program is using blood and marrow transplants as an innovative therapy to treat a variety of malignant and non-malignant disorders. The program provides hematopoietic stem cell transplant including related and unrelated bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood. Donors include matched, partially matched, and haplo transplants. The transplant program continues to be a part of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC). Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2003.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1991 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 2000.

Attending physicians

Pediatric - Guillermo DeAngulo, Jorge Galvez Silva, Kamar Godder, Ossama Maher

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only

Other programs and services

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit is located within the new, state of the art Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion that recently opened its doors in Fall of 2016. The unit includes 7 private HEPA filtered, positive pressure patient rooms. The unit also has a family room for our Bone Marrow Transplant families with a dining area, refrigerator, microwave, and a full bathroom with a shower. Nicklaus Children's Hospital also has the Michael Fux Family Center which provides a free full laundry service. Within the Family Center, we have a kitchen, dining room, and an activity/game room. In order to decrease length of stay while ensuring close monitoring of our patients, our center provides free housing at the Devonshire Apartments which are located one block away and include a shuttle service to the facility. Our program provides a multidisciplinary approach starting from the pre-transplant stages through discharge and post-transplant follow-up. Our team includes Bone Marrow Transplant trained physicians and nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and behavioral medicine experts. To improve the patient experience, we also utilize our complimentary services including Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists, and Art Therapists that are involved daily in patient care. We also have an Education Coordinator who develops individualized education plans for each child throughout their treatment. Our Registered Dietician follows each patient during their admission and provides comprehensive diet education including individualized low bacteria diet menus for each patient according to their preferences. Our patient education includes multi-modal educational materials provided to patients and their families in the language of their choice (English or Spanish). Our Bone Marrow Transplant trained nurses review the key elements of transplant care with our patients and families in preparation for discharge.

About the center

Overview

The program is using blood and marrow transplants as an innovative therapy to treat a variety of malignant and non-malignant disorders. The program provides hematopoietic stem cell transplant including related and unrelated bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood. Donors include matched, partially matched, and haplo transplants. The transplant program continues to be a part of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC). Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2003.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1991 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 2000.

Attending physicians

Pediatric - Guillermo DeAngulo, Jorge Galvez Silva, Kamar Godder, Ossama Maher

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Pediatric only

Other programs and services

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit is located within the new, state of the art Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion that recently opened its doors in Fall of 2016. The unit includes 7 private HEPA filtered, positive pressure patient rooms. The unit also has a family room for our Bone Marrow Transplant families with a dining area, refrigerator, microwave, and a full bathroom with a shower. Nicklaus Children's Hospital also has the Michael Fux Family Center which provides a free full laundry service. Within the Family Center, we have a kitchen, dining room, and an activity/game room. In order to decrease length of stay while ensuring close monitoring of our patients, our center provides free housing at the Devonshire Apartments which are located one block away and include a shuttle service to the facility. Our program provides a multidisciplinary approach starting from the pre-transplant stages through discharge and post-transplant follow-up. Our team includes Bone Marrow Transplant trained physicians and nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and behavioral medicine experts. To improve the patient experience, we also utilize our complimentary services including Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists, and Art Therapists that are involved daily in patient care. We also have an Education Coordinator who develops individualized education plans for each child throughout their treatment. Our Registered Dietician follows each patient during their admission and provides comprehensive diet education including individualized low bacteria diet menus for each patient according to their preferences. Our patient education includes multi-modal educational materials provided to patients and their families in the language of their choice (English or Spanish). Our Bone Marrow Transplant trained nurses review the key elements of transplant care with our patients and families in preparation for discharge.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are below 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 2014, 2015, 2016, 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 38 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 65.8%.

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 68.0% and 91.8%.

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


50

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2016 to December 31st, 2017 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 8 3 0 11
Unrelated donor 3 0 9 12
Total allogeneic 11 3 9 23
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
27
-- 27
Total combined
41 9 50

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2016 to December 31st, 2017 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 11 0 0 0 11
Unrelated 10 2 0 0 12
Autologous 27 0 0 0 27
Total 48 2 0 0 50

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:
Jennifer Prieto
(305) 663-6851
Email: jennifer.prieto@nicklaushealth.org

Financial representative:
Brian Gurucharri
(786) 624-2583
Email: brian.gurucharri@nicklaushealth.org

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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