Bone Marrow Transplant

A bone marrow transplant, which is now known as haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, is a procedure that aims to replace diseased bone marrow stem cells with healthy ones from a donor. The donor may be the actual patient themselves (autologous or autogenic transplant) or someone else (allogeneic transplant). What can cause someone to need a bone marrow transplant? Pathologies such as leukaemia, lymphoma or immunodeficiency diseases can affect the bone marrow. For many patients a transplant is the only curative treatment which is why global transplant activity continues to grow.

Bone Narrow Transplant explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
You should be very optimistic and very patient, because it is a long process. You must look to the positive, seek support from those around you, family, friends, hospital staff, because they will all help.
I was well aware of the fact that they were giving me a second chance.

Substantiated information by:

Ariadna Domenech
Gonzalo Gutierrez-Garcia
Carla Ramos

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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