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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Blood & Marrow Transplant
Transplant Basics

Types of Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT)

There are different types of transplants depending on who donates the bone marrow or blood stem cells. They are:

  1. Autologous Transplant. The patients donate their own stem cells prior to treatment for re-infusion later.
  2. Allogeneic Transplant. Stem cells are donated from an acceptably matched family member (usually a brother or a sister) or an unrelated donor.
  3. Volunteer Unrelated Transplant. Stem cells are donated by someone who is not related to you. The anonymous donor is found in the Canadian or worldwide donor registries.
  4. Syngeneic Transplant. The person donating the stem cells is an identical twin.

Your BMT doctor will discuss in detail what type of transplant is recommended for you.

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