Autologous and Allogeneic Transplant | Stem Cell Transplant

2. Conditioning:

The bone marrow transplant procedure

This process involves different steps of preparing the body to receive the bone marrow. the bone marrow is ablated using chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, to ensure the survival of the new marrow. It is worth mentioning, however, that not all patients undergo full marrow ablation especially older individuals and other alternatives are present -non-myeloablative stem cell transplantation-. This process remains a risky one, and if bone marrow rejection occurs after such ablation, the risk of adverse effects including death increases.