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bone marrow transplant (BMT)


  • a bone marrow transplant is usually done to allow the oncology team to use high dose chemotherapy to give a better chance of creating remission from lymphoma, multiple myeloma or leukaemia, as these high doses will destroy the bone marrow cells and a transplant will help to replenish this after the chemotherapy
  • the transplant is usually autologous - using previously harvested and frozen stem cells which can be extracted from peripheral blood after stimulation with G-CSF, if that fails a bone marrow harvest may be required
  • prior to the infusion of stem cells, the patient is given high dose chemotherapy regime such as BEAM for the 6 days prior.
bmtransplant.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/11 21:04 (external edit)