The first successful transfer of hematopoietic stem cells was performed in the late 1960s, involving a bone marrow transfer in a child with severe immunodeficiency. Since that time, this treatment method has been continuously advanced and is now an integral and indispensable part of therapy for children and young adults.
Generally, stem cell transplantation can be performed using bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells or umbilical cord blood.
The area of stem cell transplantation has benefitted from many advances in recent years. Nevertheless, this therapeutic procedure is still associated with risks, so the decision whether stem cell transplantation is necessary and justified for a patient must generally be made on a case-by-case basis.
We offer all modern transplantation procedures at this center: