A bone marrow transplant is a treatment performed to replace unhealthy bone marrow with a healthy one. Bone marrow a spongy tissue inside the bone, containing the immature cells, termed as the stem cells. These stem cells can develop into:
The bone marrow gets destroyed by infection, chemotherapy or diseases and can be treated by replacement therapy. The procedure involves transplanting bone stem cells, which then travels to the bone marrow and produce new blood cells, promoting the growth of the new marrow.
There are two types of bone marrow transplant:
A bone marrow transplant is performed in people suffering from
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