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Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

The 20-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) offers expertise in pediatric and adult stem cell and bone marrow transplants. It is one of 70 Blue Distinction Centers in the country in recognition of depth of expertise and positive outcomes.

Spending the Night

A parent or guardian must stay in the unit with their minor child at all times. Additional immediate family members have access to special lodging options.


Meals are served at approximately 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. Food may be brought from home if allowed on your child's diet. Please check with the nurse before bringing in outside food.

For family members, the following food options are available:

  • Main Hospital, 1st floor: Chic-Fil-A, Subway and AuBon Pan (AuBon Pan is open around the clock.)
  • Gateway Building, ground floor: Einstein Bagels and Wendy's
  • Snack machines are located on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital.


  • A patient's ability to have visitors varies on their level of care and what step they are at in the transplant process. Please check with your child's nurse before inviting family and friends to visit.
  • Visitors will often be required to wear a mask, gown or gloves, depending on the patient.
  • Visitors will not be allowed if they have a cold, fever or any recent exposure to an infectious disease like the flu or chicken pox.
  • Visiting minors must be with an adult at all times.
  • Please be aware of other patients' rights to privacy and quiet. Appropriate language and behavior are expected. Disruptive or inappropriate visitors or family members will be asked to leave.

Location and Contact

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

North Hospital, 10th floor
1300 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Unit phone: (804)828-4360

Parking options include self parking in the Patient and Visitor Deck and valet parking in front of North Hospital.

The Patient and Visitor deck is open 24 hours a day. Parking is $2 per visit with a parking validation available at the information desk on the ground floor of the Critical Care Hospital as you enter from the deck. Lost parking tickets for the deck will be charged $10 upon exit unless a $2 validation is presented. A weekly parking pass can be purchased at the Main 1 cashier desk for $5. There is no charge for parking from 11 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday.

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