A 44-year-old member asked:
what happens during a bone marrow transplant?
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein answered
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Replace bone marrow: A bmt or stem cell transplant replaces a patient's bone marrow with that of someone else. There has to be treatment to supress the patient's own bone marrow and immune system to allow the new cells to take hold. The stem cells are given IV like a blood transfusion. The first 90 days are high risk, with low blood counts, infections & graft vs host disease the big issues.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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