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Bone Marrow Transplant

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Bone marrow transplant procedure is often the only solution for a range of bone marrow cancers and cancers affecting the blood cells and cell development such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and others. The major aim of bone marrow transplant is to renew one’s blood stem cells and slow down or annihilate the bone marrow cancer.

Bone marrow transplant (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) is a medical procedure aimed at replacing damaged stem cells with healthy ones extracted from bone marrow. Stem cells are located in bone marrow (hence the name) and are responsible for creation of blood cells. With regard to bone marrow donor there are two main types of this treatment. In the first one, called autologous stem cell transplant, the donor is patient himself. Stem cells are extracted before another treatment like chemotherapy and used later to help restore his health.