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Bone-marrow transplant - series—Indications



Bone-marrow transplants are performed for:

  • deficiencies in red blood cells (aplastic anemia) and white blood cells (leukemia or lymphoma)
  • aggressive cancer treatments (chemotherapy or radiation therapy)
  • inherited (genetic) diseases (such as thalassemia)
  • immune-system disorders (such as congenital neutropenia and severe-combined immunodeficiency syndrome)

Review Date 2/12/2016

Updated by: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.