A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that uses healthy blood-forming stem cells to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow.
If your bone marrow stops working and does not create enough healthy blood cells, you may need a bone marrow transplant. Cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant) can be used in a bone marrow transplant.
A procedure in which a patient receives healthy blood-forming cells (stem cells) from a donor to replace their own stem cells, which have been destroyed by radiation or harsh chemotherapy. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is the term for this procedure.
The following conditions can be treated with a bone marrow transplant:
To replace diseased or damaged marrow, new stem cells are employed. Provide new stem cells, which can help to attack cancer cells directly. People with a range of cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) conditions can benefit from bone marrow transplants.
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