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About this Treatment: Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant
Types of Blood and Marrow Transplants
Stanford offers 2 types of blood and marrow transplants:
Autologous transplant » A transplant of stem cells that come from your own blood or bone marrow. The stem cells will be collected before you receive high dose chemotherapy and then frozen until you need them. Autologous transplant is used most often lymphomas, multiple myelomas, and some germ cell tumors such as testicular cancers.
Allogeneic transplant » A transplant of stem cells that come from another person, a donor who closely matches your tissue type. Allogeneic transplant is used most often for acute mylelogenous and acute lymphoblastic leukemias, and conditions like myelodysplasia and apastic anemia.