Bone marrow transplants can be of two types- autologous- this is the kind where bone marrow is retrieved from the patient's own body; the other is allogeneic transplant, using bone marrow from family, or a stranger or umbilical cord.
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BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure
followed to replace ailing bone marrow with
fresh, healthy bone marrow.
Bone marrow transplantation is a critical
procedure and is followed through only
when the patient is on the losing end of a
battle with a life threatening disease such as
leukemia or anemia.
Bone marrow transplantation is essentially
done when the patient is losing white blood
cells or red blood cells or platelet count.
The procedure sees to it that all the unhealthy
bone marrow existing in the patient's body is
replaced with healthy bone marrow. Bone
marrow can be collected from any of the
Old bone marrow retrieved from the patient's
body– This is when healthy bone marrow is
extracted from the patientâ€™s body and stored
aside for use as per requirement.
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) – This is bone
marrow acquired from the patient's family.
Usually it is considered that the patient's family
has the same type of bone marrow as the former.
Umbilical cord collected after a person as born–
The umbilical cord blood is a natural source of
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