Bone Marrow Transplant

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Where Your Child Will Be Seen

When your child comes to the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), he or she will have doctor appointments and most pre-transplant tests at the SCCA Transplant Clinic. Immediately after the BMT, for a period that usually lasts about 6 weeks, your child will be hospitalized in the SCCA Patient Care Unit at Seattle Children’s.

SCCA Transplant Clinic

The SCCA Transplant Clinic is on the sixth floor of the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union. This is your family’s “home base” before the transplant, during the transplant infusion itself, and then again after hospitalization is finished. The entrance is at:

1354 Aloha St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(800) 804-8824
Map and directions

Most of the SCCA pediatric transplant specialists have their offices here. One of the SCCA nurses here will be assigned to help you and your family throughout the transplant process. You will also have your own mailbox behind the reception desk to keep you up to date on appointments and other messages. Many of the services your child will need—such as the infusion room, blood draw area, apheresis unit, and pharmacy—are conveniently located in the same building.

Parking is available in the garage under the building.

Use our Patient Guide to learn more about SCCA.

Seattle Children’s

Your child will be admitted to Seattle Children’s, one of the most highly rated pediatric hospitals in the U.S., for his or her conditioning chemotherapy. Some children receive their infusion of transplanted cells at Seattle Children’s, too, and some receive it at the SCCA outpatient clinic. Your child will recover from their BMT procedure in the hospital’s spacious new transplant wing. Seattle Children’s is about five miles northeast of the SCCA outpatient clinic at:

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 987-2000
Map and directions

After the BMT, hospitalization provides the safest environment to prevent infections and ensure good around-the-clock monitoring. Some special tests or procedures may also need to take place at Seattle Children’s before or after the transplant.

To accommodate families staying near their children while they recover, the brand-new inpatient pediatric transplant units at Seattle Children’s are apartment-like spaces that allow comfortable and private accommodations for visiting and overnights.

There is a convenient free shuttle that runs between the SCCA outpatient clinic and Seattle Children’s on a regular 40-minute schedule.

Use Seattle Children’s Visitor and Family Guide to learn more about the hospital.