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When should bone marrow transplantation be performed?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: When in remission
The other part of the answer is the timing of the transplant for the above disorders.
While it is common to consider transplant as a 'last resort' or 'only if the disease relapses', that usually is the wrong time to do it. Transplants of all types work best if the patient is robust and in remission at the start. That's often why it is so hard to determine the 'right' time to take the risk.

In brief: When in remission
The other part of the answer is the timing of the transplant for the above disorders.
While it is common to consider transplant as a 'last resort' or 'only if the disease relapses', that usually is the wrong time to do it. Transplants of all types work best if the patient is robust and in remission at the start. That's often why it is so hard to determine the 'right' time to take the risk.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Dr. David Rizzieri
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Leukemia/Marrow Dis.
The actual indication depends on if it's a child or an adult.
Common reasons are red blood disorders (aplastic anemia where red cells aren't made) and cancers of white blood cells (leukemia or lymphoma), multiple myeloma, very aggressive cancer treatments, inherited (genetic) diseases (such as thalassemia), and immune-system disorders (such as congenital neutropenia/low white cell count.

In brief: Leukemia/Marrow Dis.
The actual indication depends on if it's a child or an adult.
Common reasons are red blood disorders (aplastic anemia where red cells aren't made) and cancers of white blood cells (leukemia or lymphoma), multiple myeloma, very aggressive cancer treatments, inherited (genetic) diseases (such as thalassemia), and immune-system disorders (such as congenital neutropenia/low white cell count.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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