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. 

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

Stem Cell Transplant at UVA

Our excellent outcomes and experience have been recognized in several ways:

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

Stem Cell Research & Clinical Expertise

Because of our deep experience and continual research, we can offer:

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

Talk to our team about joining an open clinical trial.

Bone Marrow Transplant for Leukemia

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

What is a Stem Cell?
Stem cell microscope research in a lab

Stem cells live in your bone marrow. There, they create red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Blood cancers and disorders stop stem cells from creating normal blood cells. 

Learn About Stem Cells & Transplant Types
Donate Your Stem Cells
Sisters signing up to be stem cell donors online

If you're the relative of someone in need of stem cells, we can talk with you about the process of testing and donation. You can also sign up for the national registry.

Become a Stem Cell Donor
Become a Patient
A doctor holds the hands of a leukemia patient in the stem cell clinic

Is stem cell transplant an option for you? Stem cell transplant can treat a number of cancers and blood disorders. Let us help you determine if stem cell transplant could be the right answer for you.

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Help Us Care for You and Your Loved Ones

UVA's Stem Cell Transplant Program doesn't just care for patients using advanced treatments, but we’re always looking for better and more effective ways of detecting, preventing and treating disease. You can help us pioneer the treatments of tomorrow.