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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Blood And Marrow Transplant (Overview)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones. Stem cells are immature cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all of your blood cells.


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What is the definition or description of: blood and marrow transplant?

What is the definition or description of: blood and marrow transplant?

See below: Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones. Stem cells are immature cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all of your blood cells. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
72 doctors shared insights

Blood And Marrow Transplant (Overview)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones. Stem cells are immature cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all of your blood cells.


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Can't eat 87 days post cord blood marrow transplant?

Can't eat 87 days post cord blood marrow transplant?

You are tough!!: Bone marrow transplants are so hard on your body. You are clearly an amazingly strong person. Tust in your body's ability to heal, and talk with your medical team about the many options available for nutrition. I wish you the very best, and i hope you have a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

What are the benefits of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

Cure diseases: A bmt or stem cell transplant replaces a patient's bone marrow with that of someone else (allogeneic transplant) or by a patient's own marrow as a rescue from very high dose chemotherapy. With allogeneic transplant for cancers, the new bone marrow can attack and destroy cancer cells that it recognizes as bad, even though the patient's immune system failed to do that. ...Read more

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What changes in normal activities will be necessary after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

What changes in normal activities will be necessary after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

Depends.: During the initial post transplant period immunity is severely compromised and people essentially are in isolation to avoid infection. Later on, if the transplant is successful and there are no serious complications quality of life can be significantly improved, even back to normal functioning with no limitation. Others have chronic complications that can interfere with normal activities. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

What are the side effects of a blood and bone marrow transplant?

Hopefully none...: The most feared side effect from what you posted is rejection! hopefully with the proper medical regimen this will not occur; then one has to consider the potential side effects of the anti-rejection meds...It gets complicated. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long will I be in the hospital after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

How long will I  be in the hospital after a blood and bone marrow transplant?

It depends 30-60 day: For an allogeneic stem cell transplant one is generally in the hospital for 30-60 days. This could be slightly shorter or longer if there are complications like infection or graft versus host disease. For an autologous stem cell transplant generally the stay is much shorter on average 14 days. ...Read more

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How change blood type after bone marrow transplant?

How change blood type after bone marrow transplant?

Donor stem cells.: The donor's blood forming cells "take over" after a successful transplant and make the red cell type of the donor's. Also the recipient acquires the immune system of the donor as well. ...Read more

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How to cure blood cancer after bone marrow transplantation?

How to cure blood cancer after bone marrow transplantation?

Unclear ?: Are you saying that the bone marrow transplantation did not cure the blood cancer? If that is your question, then the choices are limited. You should consult another bone marrow transplant experrt and seek his/her input. Bone marrow transplant can sometimes be repeated...As one option. There are also new/experiemntal drugs which can still help even after failure of the transplant. ...Read more

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What is next treatment for blood cancer after bone marrow transplantation?

What is next treatment for blood cancer after bone marrow transplantation?

Complicated issue: Treatment of blood cancer is too complicated to be discussed in this forum. It would be better to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Bone Marrow Transplant (Definition)

This refers to using chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to treat patients and then replacing their bone marrow cells with their own stem cells (autologous transplant) or a donors stem cells (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplant generally refers to using bone marrow cells but is often used when using stem cells collected ...Read more