Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

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What to Expect

When a child receives a diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, they will begin treatment right away, usually with the physician who made the diagnosis. In Seattle, your child may receive their treatment for this disease at Seattle Children’s, an Seattle Cancer Care Alliance parent organization, providing care for children up to the age of 21 years,  located at 4800 Sandpoint Way NE in Seattle. Map and driving directions.

If your doctor has determined that your child's next course of treatment is a bone marrow transplant, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the best place to be.

You or your doctor may call our Intake Line at 1-800-804-8824 or (206) 288-SCCA (7222). You will be connected to the Clinic Coordinator for bone marrow transplantation. Your first appointment will be scheduled at that time.

BMT Treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Bone marrow transplantation is about a four-month treatment process. Your child will receive their work-up and conditioning regimen at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's outpatient clinic, located at 825 Eastlake Ave. E in Seattle. Map and driving directions.

Read about the specific steps involved in bone marrow transplantation.  

During this time period, your child may become an SCCA inpatient at Seattle Children's and/or may also receive care as an outpatient at the SCCA clinic. Either way your personal SCCA transplant team will provide the very best care for your child.