Understanding Bone Marrow Transplantation

Ruthee-Lu Bayer, MD, Chief of Bone Marrow Transplantation at Don Monti Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit, North Shore University Hospital, and Indira Sahdev, MD, Director of Schneider Children’s Hospital Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, explain how bone marrow transplantation is achieved and how the hematopoietic stem cells programs work. The audience learns how and where precious stem cells are retrieved and harvested, turning discarded cord blood into "gold", and the very important difference between allogeneic and autologous stem cells. A bone marrow recipient has much to say about her life-saving experience and meeting her gracious donor for the first time.

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