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Stem cell or bone marrow transplants for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

You might have a transplant with high dose chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy. They are sometimes called stem cell rescue, or bone marrow rescue, or intensive treatment.

Stem cell transplant

Find out about stem cell transplants for acute myeloid leukaemia and how a donor is chosen.

Bone marrow transplant

Find out about a bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and how you have your bone marrow taken.

Having a transplant

Find out about what happens when you have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Side effects of a transplant

The side effects of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant include a risk of infection and bleeding and sickness and diarrhoea.

Who can donate bone marrow or stem cells

Find out who can be a bone marrow or stem cell donor and how you can donate bone marrow or stem cells.

Last reviewed: 
12 Jul 2019

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