Bone Marrow Transplant
Blood and Marrow Transplantation is a form of intensive treatment used to treat certain cancer like leukaemia’s, Lymphomas and some Non-cancerous Diseases like thalassaemia. Bone marrow is found inside our bones, and is the ‘factory’ that make blood. It is responsible for producing white blood cells (to protect against infection), Red blood cells (to carry oxygen around the body) and platelets (to prevent bleeding).Stem cells are blood cells at their earliest stage of development in the bone marrow, before they have become committed to developing into white cells, red cells or platelets. It is these stem cells which are the key Factors in transplantation. They replace the diseased marrow as well as provide immunity against cancer and infections.