Blood & Marrow Transplant
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:
- Autologous Transplant. The patients donate their own stem cells prior to treatment for re-infusion later.
- Allogeneic Transplant. Stem cells are donated from an acceptably matched family member (usually a brother or a sister) or an unrelated donor.
- 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.
- 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.