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How is a bone marrow transplant done?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Let me explain
1-we have to have a donor who donate that, we do collect the bone marrow from him we call this step (harvesting) 2-we have to transplant this marrow to the recipient (patient receiving the bone marrow).
3-both involve special collecting method and method of delivery , done under anesthesia use some big needles to harvest. Some time require small surgery under anesthesia.

In brief: Let me explain
1-we have to have a donor who donate that, we do collect the bone marrow from him we call this step (harvesting) 2-we have to transplant this marrow to the recipient (patient receiving the bone marrow).
3-both involve special collecting method and method of delivery , done under anesthesia use some big needles to harvest. Some time require small surgery under anesthesia.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Marrow or PBSC
Marrow hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) can be collected from the donor with aspiration syringes and long needles.
It is done under anesthesia because multiple aspirations are needed. Now we more often collect HSC from the blood thru IVs using an apheresis machine. Much easier for the donor. HSC are infused into the patient through an IV (like a blood transfusion), after chemotherapy.

In brief: Marrow or PBSC
Marrow hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) can be collected from the donor with aspiration syringes and long needles.
It is done under anesthesia because multiple aspirations are needed. Now we more often collect HSC from the blood thru IVs using an apheresis machine. Much easier for the donor. HSC are infused into the patient through an IV (like a blood transfusion), after chemotherapy.
Dr. Matthew Fero
Dr. Matthew Fero
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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Simply...
Simply put you wipe out your bone marrow with high dose chemotherapy, infuse stem cells from bone marrow, cord or peripheral blood and then wait for them to engraft in your body.
Meanwhile being on immunosupressants to helpprevent the new bone marrow from rejecting your own body.

In brief: Simply...
Simply put you wipe out your bone marrow with high dose chemotherapy, infuse stem cells from bone marrow, cord or peripheral blood and then wait for them to engraft in your body.
Meanwhile being on immunosupressants to helpprevent the new bone marrow from rejecting your own body.
Dr. Noah Federman
Dr. Noah Federman
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