Bone Marrow Failure: How We Treat

How is bone marrow failure treated?

Treatment for children with bone marrow failure (also called aplastic anemia) is focused on getting the body to make healthy blood cells or supplementing with blood transfusions and other medical treatments.

If the patient has a sibling who is a matched donor, a bone marrow transplant should be considered through our Bone Marrow Transplant Program. If there is no sibling match or a transplant is not a good option, the patient will be seen by blood specialist who can discuss therapy options with the patient and family. Therapies can also include immunotherapy, which modifies the patient's immune system to protect bone marrow.

Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for your child's bone marrow failure?

At Children's Colorado's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, we have expert blood doctors who have designed therapy regimens that are non–toxic and successful at increasing blood counts in our patients.

If your child is a good candidate for a bone marrow transplant, read about our world-class transplant program.

Learn why parents choose our top-ranked Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.