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Autologous bone marrow transplantation: A procedure in which bone marrow that had been removed from a patient is given back to that patient.
Peripheral Blood Stem Cells: A method of replacing blood-forming cells destroyed by cancer treatment. Certain cells (stem cells) in the blood that are similar to those in bone marrow are removed from the patient's blood before treatment. The cells are given back to the patient after treatment.
Syngeneic bone marrow transplantation: Grafting between two genetically identical individuals (identical twins). The best type of transplant.
Blood and Marrow Transplant
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Bone Marrow Transplants: A Book of Basics for Patients http://www.bmtnews.org/bmt/bmt.book/toc.html
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National Cancer Institute's transplant web site. http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/clinpdq/fulltext/Bone_Marrow_Transplantation_and_Peripheral_Blood_Stem_Cell_Transplantation.html
Here's a site that explain the types of bone marrow transplants. http://www.mdacc.tmc.edu/~bmt/overview.html
ABC of clinical hematology: Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/314/7088/1179
Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma. http://www.moffitt.usf.edu/pubs/ccj/v5n3/article4.html
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link- includes publications designed to help you understand and deal with the logistics of bone marrow transplantation, finances and medical insurance, information about the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link and its peer support program, and a celebration of BMT survivor stories. http://comnet.org/nbmtlink
International Cord Blood Foundation Web Site. http://www.infinityweb.com/cordblood
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