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  Bone marrow transplant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a medical procedure in the field of hematology and oncology that involves transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC).
Bone marrow transplantation was pioneered in the 1970's by E.
In the case of a bone marrow transplant (BMT), the HSC are removed from a large bone of the donor, typically the pelvis, through a large needle that reaches the center of the bone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bone_marrow_transplant   (1969 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant Information
The bone marrow is extracted from the patient prior to transplant and may be "purged" to remove lingering malignant cells (if the disease has afflicted the bone marrow).
The amount of bone marrow harvested depends on the size of the patient and the concentration of bone marrow cells in the donor's blood.
As the patient waits for the transplanted bone marrow to migrate to the cavities of the large bones, set up housekeeping or "engraft," and begin producing normal blood cells, he or she will be very susceptible to infection and excessive bleeding.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/medicine/bonemarrow/bmtinfo.html   (2752 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Bone marrow transplant
A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to transplant healthy bone marrow into a patient whose bone marrow is not functioning properly.
The healthy bone marrow may be taken from the patient prior to chemotherapy or radiation treatment (autograft), or it may be taken from a donor (allograft).
Bone marrow is taken from the donor in the operating room while the patient is unconscious and pain-free (under general anesthesia).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003009.htm   (899 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant
A bone marrow transplant involves taking cells that are normally found in the bone marrow (stem cells), filtering those cells, and giving them back either to the patient they were taken from or to another person.
Stem cells are taken either by bone marrow harvest or apheresis (peripheral blood stem cells) from a genetically-matched donor, usually a brother or sister.
The transplanted new cells (the graft), tend to attack the child's tissues (the host), even though the donor is a relative, such as a brother, sister, or parent.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_oncology/bonetran.cfm   (3415 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
A bone marrow transplant involves taking cells that are normally found in the bone marrow (stem cells), filtering those cells, and giving them back either to the patient or to another person.
When a child's bone marrow has been damaged or destroyed due to a disease or intense treatments of radiation or chemotherapy for cancer, a marrow transplant may be needed.
The transplanted new cells (the graft), tend to tack the child's tissues (the host), even though the donor is a relative, such as a brother, sister, or parent.
www.chop.edu /consumer/your_child/condition_section_index.jsp?id=-8816   (3400 words)

  
 Bone marrow transplant
The healthy bone marrow may be taken from the patient prior to chemotherapy or radiation treatment (autograft) or it may be taken from a donor (homograft).
Bone marrow transplant patients are usually treated in specialized centers and the patient stays in a special nursing unit (bone marrow transplant unit: BMT) to limit exposure to infections.
Bone marrow is taken from the donor in the operating room while the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (under general anesthesia).
www.indstate.edu /mary/bmt.htm   (795 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant Options and Information at Mayo Clinic
BMT team physicians are hematologists/oncologists who have experience and expertise in treating and caring for patients undergoing bone marrow transplant.
Allogeneic The stem cells are collected from the blood or bone marrow of a related (brother or sister) or unrelated donor.
Autologous The stem cells are collected from the blood or bone marrow of the patient prior to high-dose therapy and are stored until time of transplant.
www.mayoclinic.org /bone-marrow-transplant   (348 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant
Bone marrow and stem cell transplants can be life-saving for people with blood cancers, solid tumors and some non-cancerous blood disorders.
The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Christiana Hospital offers today's most advanced and sophisticated techniques for patients who need autologous (self-donated) or allogeneic (from a related or unrelated donor) peripheral blood stem cells (those that mature into red or white blood cells or platelets) or bone marrow transplants, including the newest, low-dose chemotherapy "mini" transplants.
The hematologists/oncologists who specialize in bone marrow and stem cell therapy are part of a multidisciplinary team of experts ready to assist you and your family as you face the challenges of recovery.
www.christianacare.org /body.cfm?id=385   (717 words)

  
 Pediatric bone marrow and stem cell transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bone marrow transplantation is one of the most intensive therapies provided for pediatric patients.
The long-term relationships that many referring pediatricians develop with their patients and families are a valuable resource for the bone marrow transplant team, and pediatricians are encouraged to share insights and suggestions that will assist the team in providing the best possible care for each patient.
Despite the difficulties that bone marrow transplantation presents for young patients and their families, the option helps families focus on the future.
www.stlouischildrens.org /articles/kids_parents.asp?ID=195   (1400 words)

  
 ACOR Leukemia Links: Bone Marrow Transplant Resources
The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization whose mission to reduce the burdens of bone marrow transplant patients and their families through education and support.
This is a comparision of peripheral stem cells versus bone marrow from HLA identical siblings in children.
Transplantation of anergic Histoincompatible Bone Marrow Cells from the September 30, 1999 issue, Vol.
leukemia.acor.org /bmtctrs.html   (3952 words)

  
 The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
The bone marrow/stem cell transplant procedure was originally developed in the late 60’s to treat cancers and diseases of the bone marrow.
In these cases, when the stem cells in the bone marrow are healthy, a person does not need to receive stem cells from a donor, but can use his or her own stem cells for the procedure.
In this procedure, known as a bone marrow harvest, a needle is inserted into the marrow space of a large bone and stem cells are removed directly from the bone marrow.
www.nbmtlink.org /sg.asp   (21963 words)

  
 Bone marrow transplant definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Bone marrow transplant: A procedure in which bone marrow that is diseased or damaged is replaced with healthy bone marrow.
The bone marrow to be replaced may be deliberately destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
And if the marrow is from a donor who is not an identical twin, the procedure is an allogeneic bone marrow transplant.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=31110   (262 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Bone Marrow Transplant Program is an interdisciplinary team, which includes six or seven full-time faculty members whose clinical activities and research efforts are entirely devoted to bone marrow transplantation.
As part of the Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant Program, the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank became operational in late 1996, with the mandate to collect and store umbilical cord blood units for use in transplant locally and nationwide.
In addition to these efforts in hematological diseases, the University of Colorado Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant Program is committed to improve outcome in metastatic breast cancer and has recently initiated a trial of allogenic stem cell transplantation to capitalize on the unique graft vs. tumor effect, known to arise from use of nonautologous stem cells.
www.uchsc.edu /sm/deptmed/bmt.htm   (522 words)

  
 Hematopoietic Cell Transplant - Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Formerly the Division of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
Today, we are one of the largest and most successful transplant programs in the world, with innovative protocols for patients with a variety of hematologic cancers and other diseases.
Now, City of Hope performs transplants with either bone marrow or peripheral blood cells, which can be obtained from related or unrelated donors, umbilical cords and, most commonly, the patient’s own blood.
www.cityofhope.org /HCT   (574 words)

  
 Bone-marrow transplant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bone-marrow is a soft, fatty tissue found inside of bones that produces blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets).
While you are awake and pain-free (using local anesthesia), bone marrow is removed from the top of the hip bone (iliac crest).
As with all major organ transplants, however, it is difficult to find bone-marrow donors, and the cost of surgery is very high.
www.shands.org /health/surgeries/100112.html   (635 words)

  
 Emory Healthcare | | Emory Bone Marrow Transplant Center | "
As one of the world's leaders in bone marrow and stem cell transplants, we are committed to the latest, innovative techniques and treatments with supportive services and compassionate patient care.
Our mission is to provide curative therapy for patients with cancer using combinations of high dose chemotherapy with bone marrow or blood stem cell transplants.
The Emory BMT staff of experienced, progressive physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, physical therapists and clergy work as a multidisciplinary team dedicated to comprehensive patient care.
www.emoryhealthcare.org /departments/bmt   (153 words)

  
 Sloan-Kettering - Bone Marrow Transplantation
Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Bone Marrow Transplant Service offers specialized expertise and unequaled experience gained from providing transplants for thousands of children, teens, and young adults with cancer.
Since 1973 -- when the first bone marrow transplant was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering -- our doctors have performed more than 1,700 allogeneic and 1,500 autologous bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants.
Over the years, the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service has acquired experience in transplanting marrow, peripheral blood stem cells, and cord blood stem cells for thousands of patients with many different diseases.
www.mskcc.org /mskcc/html/2869.cfm   (130 words)

  
 BMT - Bone Marrow Transplant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From 13 year old Michael Greene, to seven year old Morgan Fenton, to one year old Duncan Darnell, a bone marrow transplant is the key to saving lives and insuring a beautiful future.
Our BMT program is one of the largest in the country, performing almost 250 transplants a year.
I invite you to explore this website, which includes information regarding our BMT physicians and team members, the various types of blood and marrow transplants, our new clinical protocols, exciting research programs, as well as links to other useful websites.
www.cancer.med.umich.edu /clinic/bmtclinic.htm   (337 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant & Stem Cell Transplant Support Group - Ireland. Stem Cell & BMT Information
The BmtSupport site caters for bone marrow (BMT) and stem cell transplant (SCT), (PBSCT) patients and their families, providing information and links to other resources, empathy and support.
The group welcomes all types of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant patients -allogenic, autologous, stem cell and NST procedures.
The group was formed in 1994, in Dublin, Ireland with a view to providing support for Bone Marrow Transplant patients and their families.
www.bmtsupport.ie   (159 words)

  
 Cancer Programs Home - Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois
Bone marrow/stem cell transplant: The Rush Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Center is fully accredited for allogeneic and autologous marrow and peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation.
Bone Marrow Transplant Center: The Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is nationally renowned for its innovative approaches in using bone marrow and stem cell transplants to treat cancer and other diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, etc.
Hematology Program: The Section of Hematology offers compassionate, multidisciplinary care for people with a variety of cancers that develop in bone marrow, blood and lymph nodes, including leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma.
www.rush.edu /patients/cancer/bone_marrow   (1153 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant Program | Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Bone Marrow Transplant Performance Results show data on the care we provide to our patients who receive a bone marrow transplant at our medical center.
The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center represents an integral part of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
The BMT Program is an accredited collection center for the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, and actively participates in national cooperative group trials by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB).
www.cancer.dartmouth.edu /bonemarrow/index.shtml   (303 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplantation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bone Marrow Transplantation is a high quality, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of clinical and basic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Topical issues in unrelated donor haematopoietic stem cell transplants: a report from a workshop convened by The Anthony Nolan Trust in London - 2005 FREE
Reduced-intensity allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation induces durable responses in patients with chronic B-lymphoproliferative disorders
www.nature.com /bmt   (170 words)

  
 CancerGuide: Bone Marrow Transplant Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bone marrow transplants are complex, difficult, risky, often controversial, procedures which can be lifesaving.
Deciding whether a BMT is the best option, and if so what kind of transplant, and where to get it, are all life and death decisions where being informed can make a huge difference.
The National Bone Marrow Donor Program offers useful patient services as well as maintaining a huge database of donors.
www.cancerguide.org /bone_marrow.html   (344 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplant
I strongly urge everyone out there to donate to the Bone Marrow Donor Institute as Miles and I are continuing to do.
I also met a woman from a few doors down who had a transplant for bone cancer just three weeks ago who is also doing well.
We had a brainstorming session about images and words that might be appropriate for the particular issues of a bone marrow transplant.
www.cederman.com /bmt   (10364 words)

  
 National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
However, few would argue that the advances in the transplant procedure have been no less than miraculous.
Still, the idea of a transplant is overwhelming and understandably scary.
This site is designed to help patients, their caregivers and families understand and deal with the emotional and practical aspects of transplants and post-transplant concerns.
www.nbmtlink.org   (270 words)

  
 Bone Marrow Transplants -- Table of Contents
Who Is a Candidate for an Autologous BMT?
WHEN YOUR CHILD NEEDS A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT
During the First Three Months after a BMT
www.bmtinfonet.org /bmt/bmt.book/toc.html   (42 words)

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