A bone marrow transplant is a procedure in which doctors use high doses of anticancer drugs or radiation to destroy the patient’s diseased marrow and then give the patient healthy marrow as a replacement.
Types of transplants
- Where a patient receives their own stem cells.
- Where the patient receives stem cells from a family member or an unrelated individual.
- Where the patient receives stem cells from an identical twin.
Common indications for a bone marrow transplant