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which bone marrow transplant uses the patient's own bone marrow?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Autologous (self): When the patients own stem cells are used it is termed an autologous (self) bone marrow transplant. Similarly, umbilical cord blood can be collected from a newborn and stored for later use.
Answered on Jan 22, 2015
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Autologous: An autologous transplant uses a patient's own bone marrow or stem cells.
Answered on Feb 15, 2012

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