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Bone marrow transplant

Alternate Names : Transplant - bone marrow, Stem cell transplant, Hematopoietic stem cell transplant, Reduced intensity, nonmyeloablative transplant, Mini transplant, Allogenic bone marrow transplant, Autologous bone marrow transplant, Umbilical cord blood transplant


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Bone marrow aspiration
Bone marrow aspiration

A small amount of bone marrow is removed during a bone marrow aspiration. The procedure is uncomfortable, but can be tolerated by both children and adults. The marrow can be studied to determine the cause of anemia, the presence of leukemia or other malignancy, or the presence of some "storage diseases" in which abnormal metabolic products are stored in certain bone marrow cells.

Formed elements of blood
Formed elements of blood

Blood transports oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and returns waste and carbon dioxide. Blood distributes nearly everything that is carried from one area in the body to another place within the body. For example, blood transports hormones from endocrine organs to their target organs and tissues. Blood helps maintain body temperature and normal pH levels in body tissues. The protective functions of blood include clot formation and the prevention of infection.

Bone marrow from hip
Bone marrow from hip

Bone marrow may be harvested from the hip (iliac bone) to serve as bone grafts elsewhere in the body.

Bone-marrow transplant  - series
Bone-marrow transplant - series

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