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: 14
- PBSC: 3
- Cord Blood: 9
- Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 26
About the center
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-matched 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 was recently re-accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) in 2020. The frist FACT accreditaton dates back to 2003.
This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1991 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 2000.
Pediatric - Guillermo DeAngulo, Jorge Galvez Silva, Kamar Godder, Ossama Maher
Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord
Cord blood transplants performed on
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 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 discounted 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 including multi-modal educational materials in English or Spanish. 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 individualized diet plans. We also developed a comprehensive discharge plan with teaching by nurses, pharmacists, and dieticians to review key elements of transplant care with our patients and families in an attempt to improve compliance after discharge. The patients also receive a timed medication list that they can access online or on paper.
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 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 32 patients.
The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 71.9%.
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 65.7% and 92.1%.
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, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)
|Both marrow & PBSC
Transplants by disease
Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (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.)