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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 procedure 7437514

Bone Marrow



Bone marrow transplantation procedure 7437514



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.

Bone marrow transplantation procedure 7437514

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

following sources:

Old bone marrow retrieved from the patient's

body– This is when healthy bone marrow is

extracted from the patient’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

stem cell.

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