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Rakshinda
March 25, 2015

Can a person have multiple bone marrow transplants?

Can a person have multiple bone marrow transplants?

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  • Supriya  / March 25, 2015
    Answered by Supriya

    This depends on the type of transplant. For an autologous transplant where the patient is transplanted with his or her own cells, multiple transplants are common. A series of transplants is commonly used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and some ly...  more

    This depends on the type of transplant. For an autologous transplant where the patient is transplanted with his or her own cells, multiple transplants are common. A series of transplants is commonly used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and some lymphomas. In many cases, a patient who had an autologous transplant can then receive an allogeneic transplant.

     

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  • Akshat  / March 25, 2015
    Answered by Akshat

    As for can then receive an allogeneic transplant, where the transplanted cells come from a donor, this is less likely. This procedure has much more toxicity, and oftentimes the body (in particular, the organs) cannot tolerate a second transplant. In st...  more

    As for can then receive an allogeneic transplant, where the transplanted cells come from a donor, this is less likely. This procedure has much more toxicity, and oftentimes the body (in particular, the organs) cannot tolerate a second transplant. In studies that looked at giving a second allogeneic transplant, the relapse rates after the procedure were very high, in some studies as high as 100%.


     

     

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