You might have a transplant with high dose chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy. A transplant can also be called stem cell or bone marrow rescue, or intensive treatment.
Stem cells are collected from the bloodstream, or less often from the bone marrow.
This transplant uses your own stem cells to replace blood cells destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and other treatments.
When you have a stem cell transplant using another person’s stem cells, it is called an allogeneic transplant.
The side effects of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant include a risk of infection and bleeding and sickness and diarrhoea.
To be a donor you need to have stem cells that match the person you are donating to. Find out more.