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How long does it take to become transfusion independent after the bone marrow transplantation for thalassemia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: About 1-3 months

The seattle cancer care alliance site has information on bone marrow transplants: www.
Seattlecca.Org the time after transplant is the "engraftment" period (1.5-4 wk) when doctors watch for the transplant to "take" and grow inside the patient. After engraftment, there is a 3 month recovery period when the patient lives near the hospital and is monitored for growth of his new bone marrow.

In brief: About 1-3 months

The seattle cancer care alliance site has information on bone marrow transplants: www.
Seattlecca.Org the time after transplant is the "engraftment" period (1.5-4 wk) when doctors watch for the transplant to "take" and grow inside the patient. After engraftment, there is a 3 month recovery period when the patient lives near the hospital and is monitored for growth of his new bone marrow.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ruth Spector
Critical Care
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In brief: Depends

After a bone marrow transplant , it depends on how quickly the "new marrow" starts to work and how well it takes.
Your physicians can sometimes give you medicines to help increase your blood counts but that depends on the type of bone marrow transplant you had-- was it a "perfect related match"? Or unrelated mismatch? Autologous ? The best person to ask is your transplant doctor.

In brief: Depends

After a bone marrow transplant , it depends on how quickly the "new marrow" starts to work and how well it takes.
Your physicians can sometimes give you medicines to help increase your blood counts but that depends on the type of bone marrow transplant you had-- was it a "perfect related match"? Or unrelated mismatch? Autologous ? The best person to ask is your transplant doctor.
Dr. Ruth Spector
Dr. Ruth Spector
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