Johns Hopkins Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program

What sets us apart

As one of the leading academic medical hospitals in the world, Johns Hopkins is at the forefront of pediatric blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) research and treatment. Our experienced hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant experts are leading the way in new and advanced treatments for pediatric cancers and blood diseases.

Remarkable Outcomes
The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program was one of the first in the United States and remains internationally recognized to this day for delivering exceptional survivor rates and long-term outcomes for children requiring blood or marrow transplantation.

Appointments and Referrals

Physicians calling after hours or on weekends may call the Hopkins Access Line (HAL) 24 hours a day, at 410-955-9444 or 1-800-765-5447, and ask for the pediatric oncology attending physician.

Referral Coordinator (For patients in the United States)


Beta Thalassemia | Zayed’s Story

Zayed, a young boy from the United Arab Emirates, was diagnosed with the blood disorder beta thalassemia when he was just an infant. The family’s search for care led them to Johns Hopkins, where Zayed received a successful blood stem cell transplant.

Our Mission is simple: to make sure that every child in need of a blood or marrow transplant procedure has a suitable donor, and to minimize the toxicity and maximize the efficacy of our rigorous transplant protocols 

Kenneth R. Cooke, MD., Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Johns Hopkins
Kenneth Cooke, M.D.

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Treatments and Procedures

The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program provides transplantation of hematopoietic (or blood) stem cells that are derived from the bone marrow as a treatment option for a variety of acquired and congenital disorders of children and young adults.


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Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation | FAQ with Dr. Kenneth Cooke

Research and Clinical Trials


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Bone marrow transplant isn’t just a procedure rather it represents an ongoing approach to care. The procedure itself is rather straightforward, but the provision of post-transplant care in the days, weeks, months, and years that follow absolutely requires a dedicated, well-trained group of practitioners

Kenneth R. Cooke, M.D., Director of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Johns Hopkins

Our Team

The Johns Hopkins Pediatric BMT Program team combines years of patient care experience, expertise in supportive care, transplant-related complications, and survivorship, with direct links to national cooperative groups.


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