The following diseases are the ones that most commonly benefit from bone marrow transplant:
- Severe aplastic anemia.
- Multiple myeloma.
- Immune deficiency disorders.
- Some solid-tumor cancers (in rare circumstances)
Why would a person need a bone marrow transplant?
Why You May Need a Bone Marrow TransplantSome reasons for a bone marrow transplant include: aplastic anemia, which is a disorder in which the marrow stops making new blood cells. cancers that affect the marrow, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. damaged bone marrow due to chemotherapy.
Who qualifies for a bone marrow transplant?
Age. Patients especially need donors who are between the ages of 18 and 44. That’s because younger donors produce more and higher-quality cells than older donors. However, anyone between the ages of 18 and 60 can join the Be The Match Registry.
What is the success rate of a bone marrow transplant?
The NMDP predicted that 62 percent of our patients would survive the first year after a transplant. In our actual results, 75 percent of patients — that’s three out of every four — survived that critical period, and now they’re working toward recovery and becoming long-term transplant survivors.
What happens if you don’t get a bone marrow transplant?
Graft failureIt’s also possible that your donor’s cells don’t develop and grow properly because there was a problem with engraftment (when they attach to your bone marrow and start growing). When either of these happen, it’s known as ‘graft failure’ and it will stop your new immune system from developing.