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.