Bone Marrow Transplants
Support and information for bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, and cord blood transplants.
An autologous stem cell transplant, which uses the patient's own blood cells, can be used to treat a variety of illnesses including leukemias, MDS, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular cancer and neuroblastoma.
An introduction to allogeneic bone marrow or stem cell transplant. In this type of transplant, cells from a donor are infused into a patient after the patient has received chemotherapy and in some cases radiation. It is used to treat some cases of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease.
High dose chemotherapy, total body irradiation and graft versus host disease all play a role in long term health concerns after allogeneic transplant.
Total body irradiation (TBI) may be used to treat leukemias and lymphomas or may be given to patients who are undergoing bone marrow transplant and can result in long term health concerns.