Difficult match and bone marrow transplant - Cutoff age for bone marrow transplant

Purpose Of Bone Marrow Transplant          Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure to restore stem cells that get destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. There are mainly three types of bone marrow transplants.

Purpose Of Bone Marrow Transplant

In autologous transplant the patient receives his own stem cells. In syngetic transplant the patient receives stem cells from his identical twin. In allogenic transplant the patient receives stem cells from brother, sister, parent or an unrelated person. More...

 

Where Are Bone Marrow Transplants Done ?

Where Are Bone Marrow Transplants Done

Bone marrow transplant is a process that requires coordination of specialists working in different branch of medicine. It consists of a transplant team which includes specialists such as physicians who specialize in oncology, hematology, immunology and bone marrow transplantation. There has to be a bone marrow transplant nurse coordinator, who organizes all aspects of care to be provided before and after the transplant. She has to provide education of the patient and organize diagnostic testing and follow up care. More...

Difficult Match And Bone Marrow Transplant

Difficult Match And Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplant involves bone marrow containing stem cells from a healthy donor transferring to a recipient whose body is unable to produce enough red blood cells. The purpose of the transplant is to rebuild the recipient’s blood cells and immune system to cure his ailment.More...

 

Bone Marrow Transplant Anti Rejection Medication

Bone Marrow Transplant Anti Rejection Medication

The body’s immune system functions by identifying the foreign material within the body and try to destroy it. That is how it attacks infecting organisms such as bacteria and viruses. When an organ transplant is carried out to transplant a healthy kidney to a kidney patient, the immune system of the recipient comes into picture and attacks the transplanted kidney as it is identified as a foreign body. More...

 

 

Bone Marrow Transplant And Blood Infection

Bone Marrow Transplant And Blood Infection

Bone marrow transplant is used as a cure for many diseases and types of cancer. When a person’s bone marrow gets damaged due to disease or due to treatments of radiation and chemotherapy for cancer, it becomes necessary to undergo a bone marrow transplant.More...

 

HIV And Bone Marrow Transplant

Hiv And Bone Marrow Transplant

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the most feared disease and so far no satisfactory treatment has been found for this disease. The researchers are not talking about cure for this but instead they are focusing on treatment and prevention. It came as a surprise to the medical fraternity when the announcement came from Berlin that an American 42 year old male patient living in Germany had been cured of HIV.More...