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A birthday message, bone marrow transplant and hope.

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By Ammara Farooq Malik The following post was written by me on 18th September, 2017 on facebook. I am reproducing it below for the record to help future advocacy efforts for blood disorders and bone marrow transplant facilitation and improvement in Pakistan. 18th September, 2017, Lahore. Important happy post: Please read till the end  14 years ago today, my world changed forever. I gave birth… Read More »A birthday message, bone marrow transplant and hope.

What is a Bone Marrow Transplant?

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Bone marrow transplant is the transfer of bone marrow from a healthy donor to a recipient whose own bone marrow is affected by disease. Bone marrow transplant may be used to treat aplastic anemia; sickle cell anemia; various malignant diseases of blood-forming tissues, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma; certain solid cancers such as neuroblastoma; immune deficiency diseases; and metabolic diseases.