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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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Dr. John Landi
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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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How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital?

How long after bone marrow transplant does a patient stay in the hospital?

Depends: It depends on things such as the type of transplant (autologous with the patient's own cells or allogeneic with a donor's cells), chemotherapy regimen used for the transplant, the patient's health status, and also the transplant center. At some centers a transplant can be done as an outpatient. For inpatient transplants the stay is generally 3-6 weeks. Discuss with your bmt physician. ...Read more

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When after a bone marrow transplant does a patient has to stay in the hospital?

Varies alot: It depends upon engraftment (when the blood count rises enough to be safe) and on complications. Usually no less than about 3 weeks. ...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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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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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

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