Stem cell transplants

Read about stem cell transplants and how they are used to treat some types of cancer.

Bone marrow transplants

Find out what bone marrow is and how bone marrow transplants are used as treatment for some types of cancer.

Having a transplant

Get information on what happens when you have a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

Total body irradiation (TBI)

Radiotherapy to the whole body is called total body irradiation or TBI.

Side effects of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant

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

Resources and organisations

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with a transplant and its side effects.

Who can donate stem cells or bone marrow?

Find out who can be a stem cell or bone marrow donor, and how to register.

Last reviewed: 
12 Sep 2018

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