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About this Treatment: Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Tranplantation
About Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation
A blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a procedure done to replace blood-forming cells that are damaged by certain diseases. Allogeneic transplant uses stem cells that are collected from a donor to repopulate your bone marrow.
The process begins with a regimen that includes chemotherapy with or without radiation. The regimen may use high doses of chemotherapy or low doses of chemotherapy with or without radiation. This will affect your ability to make blood cells and prepares you to receive the donor’s stem cells.
A BMT is done for patients with leukemia, lymphoma or other disorders of the bone marrow. A BMT may be recommended, if the disease:
Didn’t improve or respond to the therapy
Returned after completing therapy (this is called recurrence)