What to Expect During a Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant
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What to Expect During
Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant
Recovery in the Hospital
Chemotherapy and possibly radiation
Place a tube in a large vein in your chest (central line)
This treatment destroys the stem cells in your bone marrow that aren't working properly. It also suppresses your body's immune system so that it won't attack the new stem cells after the transplant.
you get donated stem cells through your central line
Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. www.nhlbi.nih.gov