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.

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Visitor Guidelines

Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

  • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
  • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

  • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
  • Two visitors can be designated
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions

Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

When you can't visit in person, you can still: