Bone Marrow Failure Disorders

Bone marrow failure syndromes are rare diseases characterized by an inability to make enough blood – either red cells, which carry oxygen; white cells, which fight infection; or platelets, which help the blood clot. Bone marrow failure disorders may be either inherited or acquired.

At the Center for Bone Marrow Failure Disorders at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, our goal is to give patients prompt, accurate diagnoses and the latest available treatments for these complex, rare conditions.

Our Team

The experts at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in the research and treatment of bone marrow failure disorders. Additionally, our experienced and dedicated team extends its reach by providing multidisciplinary care at The Telomere Clinic at Johns Hopkins, offering innovative treatments and the highest quality of care to our patients.

Bone Marrow Transplant Program

The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Johns Hopkins is internationally known and it was a Johns Hopkins researcher, George Santos (1928-2001), who more than 40 years ago, established regimens that would lead to bone marrow transplantation -- the process of taking marrow from a healthy donor and injecting it into a patient.