Researchers working with stem cells

Stem Cell Transplant

Cancer & Coronavirus
We're testing for COVID-19 72 hours before stem cell treatment. If you have the infection, we'll work with you on next steps.

Stem cell transplants, also called bone marrow transplants, treat high-risk and life-threatening blood diseases. If you have leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancer, a stem cell transplant could be the right option for you. 

A stem cell transplant still requires chemotherapy and sometimes, radiation. However, if successful, a stem cell transplant can offer a lot of hope. 

Find out what to expect from the bone marrow transplant procedure and recovery. More questions? Read our FAQs.

Stem Cell Transplant at UVA

At UVA Health, you can trust in our excellent outcomes and deep experience in providing bone marrow transplants. The honors we've earned show the high quality of our care. We've been recognized:

  • With the Federation for Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT), the highest level of accreditation possible
  • With National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Be The Match registry approval 
  • As a Center of Excellence, by many insurance companies

Stem Cell Research & Clinical Trials

We're at the cutting edge of stem cell transplant research. When you come to UVA, you'll have access to: 

  • Teams of doctors, nurses, and support staff specifically trained in bone marrow, stem cell, and umbilical cord transplants
  • A team accessible to you 24/7
  • The most modern and effective treatments
  • Treatment options not available anywhere else, through clinical trials

Taking part in a clinical trial means you get the very latest medicine. Talk to our team about how you can join an open clinical trial.

Bone Marrow Transplant for Leukemia

For patients with life-threatening blood diseases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant replaces the diseased blood cells with healthy ones. View stem cell transcript.