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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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We have a patient suffering from secondary myelofibrosis requiring bone marrow transplant. Donor is refusing on accounts of side effects ?

We have a patient  suffering from secondary myelofibrosis requiring bone marrow transplant. Donor is refusing on accounts of side effects ?

What is the question: Can you rephrase your question? What kind of side effects that the donor is afraid of. Perhaps, better understanding and communication about the procedure, the possible aes to the donor and answering the question will help the donor understand the situation. However, if the donor does not want to help- then nobody can force the donor. Other option is to use mud (matched unrelated donor) or cord blood.. Meanwhile, jakafi (ruxolitinib) can be considered for symptoms relief. ...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?

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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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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Can a bone marrow transplant change your blood?

Yes: Your blood will then be formed by stem cells given to you from the donor...So your blood will be the same as the donor's blood. ...Read more

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Can a bone marrow transplant change your blood?

Can a bone marrow transplant change your blood?

Yes: Yes, in allogeneic stem cell transplantation- where you have bone marrow donor from somebody else- your blood group type can change. Not in the case of autologous transplantation- where you use your own bone marrow. ...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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Does a bone marrow transplant change your blood cells?

Who is donor?: This depends--if it is an autologous transplant where a patient receives their own cells then the immune system and blood type are unchanged. An allogeneic transplant comes from donor different than the patient. In this case the immune system changes. Also, if the donor has a different red cell type then the recipient's blood type will change too. ...Read more

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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