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Bone Marrow Transplant
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What are the types of bone marrow transplant?
There are two main different types of stem cell transplants: autologous and allogeneic, and there are several types of allogeneic transplants.
How long will I be in the hospital for my bone marrow transplant?
You will be in the hospital for about 3 weeks if you are having an autologous stem cell transplant, and about 4 weeks if you are having an allogeneic stem cell transplant. You will have a private room, which has been specially cleaned and prepared for you.
Is it painful to receive a bone marrow transplant?
On the day of your transplant, stem cells are infused into your body through your central line. The transplant infusion is painless. You’ll be awake during the procedure.
How long does it take to know if a bone marrow transplant worked?
The time it takes to start seeing a steady return to normal blood counts varies depending on the patient and the transplant type, but it’s usually about 2 to 6 weeks. You’ll be in the hospital or visit the transplant center daily for a number of weeks.