Bone marrow and stem cell transplant is a treatment used to replace faulty blood cells in the bone marrow. They are used to treat people with conditions like leukaemia, sickle cell and thalassemia. You have them with high doses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Bone Marrow and stem cell transplants are usually given when other treatments haven’t worked, the benefits outweighs the risk and you’re in relatively good health despite your underlying condition.
There is usually a life-threatening conditions caused by sickle cell that would contribute towards you being considered consulted about the possibility of having a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
In hospital there are dedicated specialists teams who are constantly on hand to provided specialist support and interventions. These include medical staff, play specialists and education workers. They all play a vital role in helping to boast moral and in ensuring the well-being of your child and family.
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