Treatments & Procedures

Bone Marrow Transplantation for SCID

Bone marrow transplantation (also known as stem cell transplantation) is the most effective treatment for SCID. The ideal donor is a perfectly HLA-type matched sibling who has a normal immune system.

  • If your child needs a transplant and does not have a matched sibling donor, we have had good success with matched unrelated donors and even half-matched related donors (such as parents).
  • Ideally, the best time for a bone marrow transplant for SCID is within the first couple of months of life, before severe and recurrent infections and other complications occur.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has one of the oldest and most experienced bone marrow transplantation programs in the nation. Children who undergo bone marrow transplantation here benefit from an onsite pediatric intensive care unit staffed by experienced pediatric critical care professionals.