What is Allogenic Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant?
In an Allogenic Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, stem cells are donated to the patient from another person, a genetically matched stem cell donor. This is usually a family member, a brother or sister with the same tissue type as the patient.
In Allogenic Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant the donor's healthy stem cells are used to replace the patient's unhealthy ones, which have been damaged by disease, high doses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy used to treat the underlying disease. The cells of the donor's immune system (white blood cells) are transplanted along with the donor's stem cells. It is expected that these cells will also attack and destroy all traces of the underlying disease.