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Can You Die From A Bone Marrow Transplant
Yes,: The risk depends on whether the transplant is with your own cells or from a donor. With your own cells the risk of transplant related death for most diseases is 2-5% but can be higher depending on the disease and other medical problems of the patient. The risk is generally higher for a donor transplant--typically ~15% for adults with a matched sibling but can be higher with other donors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bone marrow : The actual infusion of the cells does not hurt. The side effects of the chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that are part of the preparative regimen of the transplant can be unpleasant. This can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A bone marrow or peripheral blood (pb) stem cell transplant (sct) is not painful. There are various "induction" treatments that depend on the type of cancer or disease to "condition" or get rid of the cancer (& normal) cells. A sct then "rescues" the bone marrow by returning self (autologous sct) cells or cells from another (allogeneic sct). The sct itself is similar to a blood infusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
15,000 a year: It is hard to answer because the number of diseases that require bone marrow transplant vary, and the types of cells used also very. It is estimated that about 15, 000 patients need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant in the us each year; according to the health resources and services administration. http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/about/general_faqs/index.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many!: It depends on the type of transplant, whether autologous (self) or allogeneic (other). In general, risks are infection, bleeding, liver lung and kidney problems, infertility, cataracts, heart damage, nerve damage, and chronic immune system dysfunction. These risks can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: 1-we have to have a donor who donate that, we do collect the bone marrow from him we call this step (harvesting) 2-we have to transplant this marrow to the recipient (patient receiving the bone marrow). 3-both involve special collecting method and method of delivery , done under anesthesia use some big needles to harvest. Some time require small surgery under anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
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