A bone marrow transplant is done by transferring healthy stem cells to the patient’s body. Stem cells can either be collected from the circulating cells in the blood (the peripheral system) or from the bone marrow.
The blood is then tested for type and presence of viruses or disease, and the stem cells are counted. The cord blood is then stored in special freezers and is registered in a national registry for potential recipient matches.
The preparations for a bone marrow transplant vary depending on the type of transplant, the disease requiring transplant, and your child's tolerance for certain medications. Consider the following:
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Physical and mental health of the patient, are important in the success of a transplant. Every measure should be taken to minimize complications.
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