Monthly Archives: March 2013

When do people need stem cell transplants?

Stem cell transplants are used to replace bone marrow that has been destroyed by disease, chemo, or radiation. In some diseases, like leukemia, aplastic anemia, certain inherited blood diseases, and some diseases of the immune system, the stem cells in the bone marrow don’t work the way they should. Damaged […]

what is stem cell definition?and why are they transplanted?

When do people need stem cell transplants? Types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer. All of the blood cells in your body start out as young (immature) cells called hematopoietic stem cells . (Hematopoietic means blood-forming, and is pronounced he-muh-toe-poi-ET -ick.) Even though they may be called stem cells […]

Bone marrow transplants

What we’ll cover here? This topic reviews bone marrow transplants and different types of stem cell transplants that are used to treat cancer. We will outline what a transplant is like for most people, and some of the issues that come with it. We will also briefly cover what it’s […]

bone marrow transplants