Cord and Marrow Transplant Program


The Cord and Marrow Transplant Program at the Hospital is the oldest and largest paediatric transplant program in Australia, with more than 900 transplants performed since it was initiated in 1975.

The program performed the first umbilical cord blood transplant in the Southern Hemisphere and has undertaken more cord blood transplants than any other Australian centre. In 2012 the program celebrated the longest surviving Australian recipient of a bone marrow transplant.

The Kids Cancer Centre also has international cellular therapy accreditation, the first stand- alone paediatric transplant program to achieve this in Australasia.

In addition to a successful clinical practice, the Bone Marrow Transplant research program is translating our discoveries into new therapies, advancing the effectiveness of hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients worldwide.

For more information contact Associate Professor Tracey O’Brien (02) 9382 1733 or