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How Do Stem Cell Transplants Work?

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Stem cell transplant procedure in a hospital.
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Stem cells.
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What are stem cells?


Stem cell diagram.
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Where do stem cells come from?


Moving a plant into a new pot.
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Are there other names for a stem cell transplant?


People with connections.
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How are donors and recipients “matched”?


DNA mouth swab.
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How can you donate?


Blood donation.
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What happens when you donate stem cells from blood?


Bone marrow extraction.
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What happens when you donate stem cells from bone marrow?


Blood cells.
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Which cancers can be treated by stem cell transplants (SCTs)?


Family tree.
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Are there different types of stem cell transplants?


Patients in a waiting room.
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Where are stem cell transplants done?


Doctor using a stethoscope on a patient.
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What happens before the transplant?


Blood transfusion.
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What happens during the transplant?


Man playing tennis.
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How effective are stem cell transplants?


Patient giving a blood donation.
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What’s a stem cell transplant priority?


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.