Bone Marrow Transplant - Children

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Where Your Child Will Be Seen

When your child comes to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for a transplant, he or she will have some appointments at the main SCCA outpatient clinic on south Lake Union and some at Seattle Children’s, located at 4800 Sandpoint Way NE in Seattle. 

In general, your child will have outpatient appointments and treatment at the SCCA clinic and will be hospitalized at the SCCA Patient Care Unit at Seattle Children’s. Your child will have some outpatient tests and procedures there as well.

SCCA Clinic

The Transplant Clinic is on the sixth floor of the SCCA clinic. The Transplant Clinic will be your family’s “home base” while your child is being evaluated for a transplant and during the transplant process itself.

Your child will have outpatient appointments with his or her doctor in the Transplant Clinic. Take a virtual tour of the SCCA clinic.

The staff at the clinic will help you manage your child’s treatment plan, and your family will have a mailbox behind the reception desk on the sixth floor. Check this mailbox often for appointment schedules and other messages.

In addition, many of the other services you will need are conveniently located in the same building. These include:

  • Apheresis unit
  • Blood draw area
  • Infusion services
  • Nutrition services
  • Oral medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Transition services

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance also has a number of support services  that are available to you and your family. These include Child Life services, social workers, pastoral care, the Patient & Family Resource Center and the Hutch School, which enrolls both young patients and their school-age siblings.

Parking is available in the garage under the SCCA clinic. With validation, parking costs are less expensive and include in-and-out privileges.

Seattle Children’s

During your child’s bone marrow transplant, you can expect that he or she will be hospitalized for a period of about six weeks.

Our young patients are hospitalized at the SCCA Patient Care Unit at Seattle Children’s, a leader in the treatment of childhood cancers in the Pacific Northwest. This unit provides hematology, oncology and transplant care in a warm and friendly environment.

You will find a wealth of support services for you and your child during their time there, including Child Life services, social work, support groups for parents and siblings, and the Family Resource Center.

You may want to schedule a tour of the inpatient unit at Children’s when you are in Seattle for your child’s first visit and arrival conference. Ask the intake staff to schedule this tour for you.

Radiology services for our pediatric patients are also provided at Seattle Children’s.

Getting Around

Seattle Children’s is about five miles from the main SCCA clinic. A convenient, free shuttle runs between the two facilities on a regular schedule.