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Bone marrow transplant

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Bone marrow transplant

Bone marrow transplants are necessary when the bone marrow becomes so diseased, or damaged, that it does not function properly.

This may be due to a disease such as leukaemia (cancer of the bone marrow cells), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, or a related cancer of the blood. Bone marrow transplants may also be necessary following certain treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which tend to damage healthy stem cells at the same time as destroying cancer cells.

During a transplant, healthy bone marrow will be fed into the blood stream. If the transplant is successful, the new bone marrow will begin making healthy blood cells.

Definition from NHS Choices: Bone marrow transplant

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