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

ii. 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.