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Bone-marrow transplant - series

Indications

Indications

Overview

Bone-marrow transplants are performed for:

  • deficiencies in red blood cells (aplastic anemia) and white blood cells (leukemia or lymphoma)
  • aggressive cancer treatments (chemotherapy or radiation therapy)
  • inherited (genetic) diseases (such as thalassemia)
  • immune-system disorders (such as congenital neutropenia and severe-combined immunodeficiency syndrome)

Update Date 3/28/2014