Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants in Israel & Treatment of Hematological Disorders in Children
At our Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department, we diagnose and treat a range of blood malignancies in children, using the latest frontline therapies and a compassionate approach. Our department features a cutting-edge Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic with private procedure rooms for children suffering from various oncological and hematological conditions.
Our team of world-recognized specialists, including hematologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists, provide personalized hematological treatments using advanced techniques, such as CAR T-cell therapy and TIL immunotherapy.
What Types of Bone Marrow Transplants Do We Provide?
At our Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant unit, we perform:
- Autologous transplants, taken from the patient’s own stem cells, to treat solid tumors in children. These are generally sourced from peripheral blood that is frozen and preserved.
- Allogeneic transplants, using donor tissue, usually from a genetically suitable family member.
- Haploidentical stem cell transplants (a type of allogeneic transplant), which uses cells from a half-matched donor, usually a family member.
When necessary, Sheba collaborates with the National Marrow Donor Program to identify suitable tissue donors. We also use an advanced HLA (human leukocyte antigen) laboratory to analyze bone marrow for suitability. The HLA lab can perform high-resolution DNA testing to aid in evaluating stem cells to determine if they are a good match.
Our pediatric bone marrow transplant experts also report regularly to the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (IBMTR) and to the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) on our clinical results.
What Hematological Conditions Do We Treat?
Why Come to Sheba for Pediatric Hematological Treatment and Bone Marrow Transplants
Our Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department and Bone Marrow Transplant Center is the largest of its kind in Israel. You will benefit from:
We have 25 private patient rooms in our unit, including three rooms especially for cellular therapy and one for immunotherapy
We use precise diagnostics and frontline techniques, including bone marrow biopsies, FISH, quantitative PCR, and cytogenetic profiles
We are an honorary member of the European Hematology and European Transplant Association. Sheba is also fully accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for safety and quality in healthcare
We offer custom-designed treatments, including targeted CAR T-cell therapy
Treatment is provided by multidisciplinary specialists, including hematologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists, who have trained at leading medical institutions worldwide
A personal coordinator from Global patient services will provide assistance from A-Z
What Special Technologies Are Offered at Sheba?
CAR T-Cell Therapy
Sheba’s Hemato-Oncology Department is one of only a few medical facilities in the world to offer this revolutionary treatment for blood cancer. CAR T-cell therapy programs the patient’s own altered white blood cells to kill cancer cells. It has led to many positive outcomes, putting cancer into remission in many patients who did not respond to other treatment methods. CAR T-cell therapy is highly specialized and personalized to consider each individual’s unique needs and overall well-being.
Sheba Medical Center Transforming Healthcare and Biomedical Innovation
Amos Toren, MD
Director of the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Division
Prof. Amos Toren is the director of both the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department and the Stem Cell Transplant Unit. His particular area of research is in CAR-cell therapy, and he specializes in pediatrics, general hematology, and pediatric hemato-oncology. Prof. Toren also has specific interests in bone marrow transplantations and the genetic aspects of hematological diseases.Read More
Elad Jacoby, MD
Attending Physician at the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department Investigator in Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy, Pediatric Research Institute, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital
Dr. Jacoby is a leading physician in the implementation of cutting-edge CAR T-therapy for lymphoma and leukemia patients at Sheba. He received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and finished a clinical fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.Read More
Hana Golan, MD
Deputy Director of the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology and BMT Division Head of the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Day Care Service
Dr. Golan received her medical degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and she specialized in pediatrics and pediatric hemato-oncology at the Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba. Dr. Golan has a special interest in treating children with neuroblastoma. Her primary areas of research are in the isolation and characterization of cancer stem cells from various pediatric solid tumors, the development of new treatments designed to target and destroy cancer stem cells, and the effects of cannabinoids on pediatric tumors. She is also the director of the electronic inpatient and outpatient medical records program.Read More
Holistic Healing for Children
Our caring team treats each patient’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs – and not just the cancer. We understand that cancer can have a devastating effect on your child and your entire family’s quality of life, and we’re here to help. In addition to benefiting from top-notch, advanced therapies and technologies, you and your child will have the support of our psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, and rehabilitation therapists. Throughout every step of treatment at Sheba, a personal medical coordinator from Global patient services will stay by your side – keeping the lines of communication clear and assisting with every detail.
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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.
We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.
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