Preparing for Transplant

The one thing we as humans fear most is the unknown. Not knowing what to expect or what the future holds can become very stressful. As the new year kicked off, treatment ending and transplant around the corner, I began to feel very emotional. I was bursting out in tears everywhere at work, at home, … Continue reading Preparing for Transplant

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What is a Bone Marrow Transplant?

    Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, usually derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood.Β It may be autologous (the patient's own stem cells are used), allogeneic (the stem cells come from a donor) or syngeneic (from an identical twin).Β It is a medical procedure in … Continue reading What is a Bone Marrow Transplant?