A bone marrow transplant is a lifesaving treatment for people with leukemia, lymphoma and many other blood diseases. First, patients undergo chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to destroy their diseased marrow. Then, a donor’s health blood-forming cells are given directly into the patient’s bloodstream, where they can begin to function and multiply. For a patient’s body to accept these health cells, the patient needs a donor who is a close match.
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