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How big is the chance of any one person needing a bone marrow transplant?

How big is the chance of any one person needing a bone marrow transplant?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

No: Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective. A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a bone marrow transplant on a person with hodgkins lymphoma ?

What are the effects of a bone marrow transplant on a person with hodgkins lymphoma ?

Sometimes: A transplant is typically is used for lymphoma that has relapsed. It can be effective as long as the lymphoma is responsive to chemotherapy. The percentage of cure is dependent on type of lymphoma. ...Read more

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What's the probability of me being a match for donating bone marrow?

What's the probability of me being a match for donating bone marrow?

It depends: Chances of you being a match are low but real. So be prepared to keep your commitment in case you receive a call to be the real donor because they have someone whose hla typing matches yours...The chances are less than one in a thousand unless you are blood related with the donor. ...Read more

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Does the chances of surviving a bone marrow transplant reduce if you have no spleen?

Does the chances of surviving a bone marrow transplant reduce if you have no spleen?

No: Patients who have had a splenectomy can be at increased risk for some bacterial infection, but such problems would be carefully followed in a patient after bmt. ...Read more

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What is the probability of surviving cancer after a bone marrow transplant?

What is the probability of surviving cancer after a bone marrow transplant?

Good odds: Bone marrow transplants are commonly done for the treatment of blood cancer. The success rate is between 60-70 percent depending on the type of cancer and the general condition of the recepient.. If there is a good match chances of cure go up into 80-90% range. ...Read more

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How successful is the kidney transplant if the donor has a different blood group? Does the graft have chancesof failing early?

How successful is the kidney transplant if the donor has a different blood group? Does the graft have chancesof failing early?

Great if compatible: Excellent outcomes occur for kidney donors with different blood groups than their recipients if the pair is compatible (don a-recip ab; don b - recip ab; don o-recip a, b orab). Incompatible paired kidney transplants are subject to antibody based rejection due to the difference in blood types. Prevention with plasmapheresis, use of Rituxan (rituximab) is good not perfect. Yes, early failure can still happen. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a 73 year old who is done of chemotherapy for 7 days and he is going to have a bone marrow transplant?

What is the survival rate of a 73  year old who is done of  chemotherapy for 7 days and he is going to have a bone marrow transplant?

Need more informatio: We need to know the Diagnosis(what condition does this patient have? Is it multiple multiple Myeloma or some other blood disorder. Further there are 2 different types of Bone marrow Transplants(BMT): Autologous and Allogeneic....which one is he going to have? Survival is dependent on the diagnosis as well as on the type of BMT. ...Read more

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What outcome can I expect from a bone marrow transplant? What is the success rate for bone marrow transplants?

What outcome can I expect from a bone marrow transplant? What is the success rate for bone marrow transplants?

BMT: It depends upon underlying condition for which sct (stem cell or bone marrow transplant) is being performed. Broadly speaking sct can work more than 50% time. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant. ?

What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant. ?

Liver transplant : Actually, the survival rates following liver transplantation for acute liver failure is very good overall with as many as 90% of patients doing well at one year and long term depending on the underlying cause of the liver damage. ...Read more

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All of the steps that it takes from a single droplet of blood. Where does diabetes care end?

All of the steps that it takes from a single droplet of blood. Where does diabetes care end?

Varies: Diabetes is a serious illness that can cause problems with your entire body, especially heart attacks and strokes, kidney failure requiring dialysis and blindness or loss of limbs. Testing blood sugars is a small price to pay for good control and a basically healthy life! ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from a bone transplant?

What is the recovery time from a bone transplant?

Depends on the type: This will depend on the type of transplant (own cells = autologous or donor cells = allogeneic), the age and physical condition of the patient and what complications, if any, developed. Roughly the recovery for an autologous transplant is 1-3 months and for an allogeneic transplant it is 3-12 months. ...Read more

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How likely is having a relapse during a bone marrow transplant?

Depends: The chance of having a relapse after a bone marrow transplant is dependent on the disease that a patient is being transplanted for, the status of the disease and the type of transplant. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of a non-cancerous bone marrow transplant?

Good: Transplants for nonmalignant diseases generally have more favorable outcomes, with survival rate of 70-90% if the donor is a matched sibling and 36-65% if the donor is unrelated. Transplants for acute leukemias (eg, all, aml) in remission at the time of transplant have survival rates of 55-68% if the donor is related and 26-50% if the donor is unrelated. ...Read more

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How often does a bone marrow transplant not get rid of the leukemia?

How often does a bone marrow transplant not get rid of the leukemia?

Variable: The success rate of a transplant is dependent on many factors: the type of leukemia, some genetic factors about the leukemia, current remission status, prior therapies, type of transplant and other medical problems of the patient. ...Read more

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How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but i don't know anything about what that procedure involves.

How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but i don't know anything about what that procedure involves.

Red Cross: Speak to your local red cross representative. They may be able to do testing, or refer to you a hospital where you can be tested. The procedure for harvesting a bone marrow sample is often painful, as you have to pierce the iliac crest in your hip to get to it. This will be anesthetized, but it can still often be painful. ...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


Bone Marrow (Definition)

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