What's allogeneic bone marrow transplantation like?

BMT from a donor. Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (bmt) uses another person as the source of stem cells (bone marrow) as opposed to autologous bmt which uses the patient's own cells (usually frozen). Syngeneic bmt uses an identical twin for the donor. Allogeneic donors can be relatives (usually siblings) or totally unrelated. For more info on bmt check out: http://marrow.Org/.

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Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

One of the other. Stem cells can be obtained from 3 different sources: from Bone marrow of the Donor, blood of the donor or stem cells from umbilical cord. But we have to give an adequate number(Dose) of stem cells in order to have full protection. So combining them may only be needed because of inadequate number of stem cells from one of the sources. Read more...

What is it like to experience a bone marrow transplant?

Side effects. There are many effects which can be unpleasant like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea amd mouth sores. Depending on how the transplant is done the mouth sores can be severe and painful. There can be abdominal pain or bone pain in some patients. Hair loss can occur and blood and platelet transfusions are typically needed. There are differences depending on whether a donor is used. Read more...

What is it like going through a bone marrow transplant?

Intense regimen... Typically bone marrow transplants completely destroy (ablate) your marrow, usually using a combination of intense chemo and radiation. The new marrow is infused by iv, and you must wait in hospital for these cells to repopulate your marrow (engraftment). Possible complications include infection and graft versus host disease (gvhd). You will spend alot of time in hospital and have close follow-up. Read more...

What is it like going through a bone marrow transplantation?

Intense regimen... Typically bone marrow transplants completely destroy (ablate) your marrow, usually using a combination of intense chemo and radiation. The new marrow is infused by iv, and you must wait in hospital for these cells to repopulate your marrow (engraftment). Possible complications include infection and graft versus host disease (gvhd). You will spend alot of time in hospital and have close follow-up. Read more...

Could I have a second bone marrow transplant?

Maybe. This depends on the disease that required transplant, the prior chemo regents, current health issues, evaluation for being able to tolerate another transplant. Read more...
Depends. What type of transplant did you have the first time? Myeloma -routinely cells are saved for 2 auto transplants If you need a second allo depends on disease and patient's condition and also on prior complications . Read more...