Why is a Bone Marrow Transplant Done?

A bone marrow transplant may be used to:

. Safely allow treatment of your condition with high doses of chemotherapy or radiation by replacing or rescuing the bone marrow damaged by treatment

. Replace diseased or damaged marrow with new stem cells

. Provide new stem cells, which can help kill cancer cells directly

Bone marrow transplants can benefit people with a variety of both cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) diseases, including:

. Acute leukemia

. Adrenoleukodystrophy

. Aplastic anemia

. Bone marrow failure syndromes

. Chronic leukemia

. Hemoglobinopathies

. Hodgkin’s lymphoma

. Immune deficiencies

. Inborn errors of metabolism

. Multiple myeloma

. Myelodysplastic syndromes

. Neuroblastoma

. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

. Plasma cell disorders

. POEMS syndrome

. Primary amyloidosis

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