Marrow transplant to treat leukemia



Marrow transplant to treat leukemia


Bone marrow is the major hematopoietic organs of the adult, to produce red blood cells, granulocytes and platelets. Located mainly in the bone marrow of flat bones and spongy as the pelvis, sternum, spine, skull ...
My uncle has leukemia, is currently being treated, but the prognosis is not good. I heard the method of bone marrow transplantation to treat this serious disease. Please tell me a little about bone marrow transplant.

Nguyen Mai Anh (HN)

In organizations there are many marrow pluripotent stem cells function to produce red blood cells, granulocytes and platelets (pluripotent stem cells in peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood of newborns). Bone marrow transplant bone marrow is used in whole or pluripotent stem cells for transmission to patients with the aim to help the patient recover the ability of hematopoietic bone marrow. There are two methods of bone marrow transplantation is:

+ Autologous bone marrow transplant bone marrow that is taken or the patient's own stem cells to pass on to the patient after preservation.

+ Pair fellow ie taken marrow or pluripotent stem cells of the body or the appropriate antigen suitable organizations (HLA) to transmit the disease.