REQUEST A CONSULTATION

Ready to contact us for a consultation about your condition and our medical services? The staff of our Global Patient Services is ready to help. Please select the appropriate button to get started.
search-icon
Infographic

Bone Marrow Transplantation: Helping the Body Stay Alive

Bone Marrow Transplantation: Helping the Body Stay Alive
A bone marrow transplantation, also called a stem cell transplant, replaces damaged bone marrow so the body can produce healthy, life-sustaining blood cells.

Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma can destroy bone marrow, which contains stem cells necessary for manufacturing the blood cells needed for the body to stay alive. Bone marrow transplantation consists of two types of transplants, autologous (cells from the patient’s own body) and allogeneic (cells from a donor). Both types work by infusing filtered stem cells into the patient to replace destroyed or diseased bone marrow. Sometimes, the donated cells can even kill cancer cells more effectively than the person’s original immune cells.

Bone Marrow Transplantation: Helping the Body Stay Alive
Related
virtual care
Nuvo Group and Sheba Develop AI-Powered Gestational Diabetes Management Platform
A groundbreaking gestational diabetes pilot was recently completed by the two organizations, deploying Nuvo's INVU platform at Sheba’s Beyond Virtual Hospital, simplifying care for pregnant…
Read More
pain treatment for pancreatic cancer
Breakthrough Study: Radiation Therapy Effective for Pain Management in Cancer Patients
Pancreatic cancer, the 12th most common cancer worldwide, is associated with pain in approximately 75% of patients at the time of diagnosis, and as much…
Read More
arc center
News Nov 30.
Real-Time Detection of Cancerous Biomarkers With Artificial Intelligence
Lung cancer is the most common cancer and accounts for 1.76 million deaths per year worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) comprises 85% of all…
Read More