Stem Cell Transplantation (Bone Marrow Transplant) | Step By Step!

ii. Conditioning

Conditioning
Conditioning

This process involves different steps of preparing the body to receive the bone marrow. The present marrow is ablated using chemotherapy and radiotherapy to make a space for the new marrow. It is worth mentioning, however, that not all patients undergo full marrow ablation, especially older individuals. This process remains a risky one, and if bone marrow rejection occurs after such ablation, the risk of adverse effects increases, including mortality.