Bone Marrow Transplant

The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital is the largest paediatric BMT centre in the UK.

The unit provides a comprehensive haematopoietic stem cell transplant service for children with life-threatening conditions, and carries out around 70 transplant procedures each year.

Only 20 per cent of our patients have suitably matched family donors so many of these transplants are performed from one of the 14 million volunteer adult bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donors, or 400,000 cord blood donations, available worldwide.

Conditions we treat

The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit provides a range of varying intensity transplant procedures for children with a range of serious and potentially fatal conditions.

Conditions we treat include:

  • leukaemia
  • solid tumours
  • bone marrow failure
  • immunodeficiency diseases
  • inherited metabolic disorders
  • autoimmune or immune dysregulatory diseases

Meet the team

Professor Persis Amrolia
Special interests: adoptive immunotherapy and EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disease.

Dr Robert Chiesa
Special interest: bone marrow transplantation in malignant and non-malignant diseases. 

Dr Paul Veys
Special interest: reduced intensity transplants.

Dr Waseem Qasim
Special interest: disorders of the immune system, including servere combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Stem cell transplantation for inherited immune disorders.

Refer a patient

Please visit the refer a patient section for further information on how to refer your child/patient to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.