A bone marrow transplant, also known as a stem cell transplant, is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into the patient’s body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. The procedure is performed if the bone marrow stops working or does not produce enough healthy blood cells.
Our team of North American and European Board Certified expert hematologists and oncologists perform a comprehensive analysis of the patient’s medical history and utilize their extensive experience to provide personalized treatment plans catered to the needs of the patient.
How is the procedure performed?
Prior to the bone marrow transplant, the patient is required to undergo a process inclusive of a series of tests and procedures to assess the general health of the patient to ensure that the patient is physically prepared for the transplant. This evaluation may take several days or more.
In general, there are two types of transplants. Autologous transplants collect stems cells from the patient and these are reinfused back into the patient at a later time. Allogeneic transplants require the identification of a bone marrow donor. The donor’s cells are then collected and infused into the patient.
Once the decision to move forward with the transplant is made, the patient undergoes collection of stem cells. These cells are then preserved while the patient undergoes chemotherapy for the transplantation. Once this is completed, the cells are infused into the patient’s body through a vein.