Who are candidates for Bone Marrow Transplant?
Bone marrow is a soft, fatty tissue inside the bones. This is where blood cells (red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells) are produced, and where they develop. Red and white blood cells and platelets are needed for blood clotting, carrying oxygen and fighting off diseases and infection. In a disease of the blood cells – especially cancers such as leukemia – high doses of chemotherapy may be required to destroy the cancer. However, this also destroys normal blood cells.