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Can you die from a bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Zartash Gul
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Depends on patient's condition , type of transplant, auto or allo, type of conditioning and subsequent complication.
The simple answer is yes ppl can die but we don't do the procedure to let people die , we do it to save them. The question is what is the risk and what is the alternative. We know we can die of driving, but we take the risk.

In brief: Yes

Depends on patient's condition , type of transplant, auto or allo, type of conditioning and subsequent complication.
The simple answer is yes ppl can die but we don't do the procedure to let people die , we do it to save them. The question is what is the risk and what is the alternative. We know we can die of driving, but we take the risk.
Dr. Zartash Gul
Dr. Zartash Gul
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes,

The risk depends on whether the transplant is with your own cells or from a donor. With your own cells the risk of transplant related death for most diseases is 2-5% but can be higher depending on the disease and other medical problems of the patient.
The risk is generally higher for a donor transplant--typically ~15% for adults with a matched sibling but can be higher with other donors.

In brief: Yes,

The risk depends on whether the transplant is with your own cells or from a donor. With your own cells the risk of transplant related death for most diseases is 2-5% but can be higher depending on the disease and other medical problems of the patient.
The risk is generally higher for a donor transplant--typically ~15% for adults with a matched sibling but can be higher with other donors.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: Yes, but unlikely

The bone marrow transplant procedure requires that your own diseased bone marrow be totally wiped out.
Then when implanted bone marrow cells enter the body they will find a clean space to take up residence. Between removing old marrow and getting tranplant to grow a patient is at risk for severe, possibly fatal infections. This happens rarely.

In brief: Yes, but unlikely

The bone marrow transplant procedure requires that your own diseased bone marrow be totally wiped out.
Then when implanted bone marrow cells enter the body they will find a clean space to take up residence. Between removing old marrow and getting tranplant to grow a patient is at risk for severe, possibly fatal infections. This happens rarely.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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