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Blood and marrow transplantBlood and marrow transplantBlood and marrow transplantBEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>A blood and marrow transplant (BMT) replaces the bone marrow system with healthy stem cells. A BMT may be done because there are too few blood stem cells, the blood cells do not work properly or it may be part of cancer treatment.</p><p>A blood and marrow transplant (BMT), replaces your child’s bone marrow system with healthy blood stem cells. Your child may need a BMT because they have too few blood stem cells, their blood cells do not work properly or it may be part of a cancer treatment. Learn how a BMT works, the reasons for having a BMT, where the blood stem cells for the transplant come from, the types of medicines your child will have to take and about the various medical procedures involved.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">About blood and marrow transplants</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about blood and marrow transplants, the different types and why they are sometimes needed. Find information about bone marrow, the immune system and blood stem cells. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1510&language=English">About blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1511&language=English">Bone marrow and the immune system</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1512&language=English">What is a blood and marrow transplant?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1513&language=English">Reasons for a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1514&language=English">Deciding about a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>The blood and marrow transplant team</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1515&language=English">The blood and marrow transplant team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1516&language=English">The blood and marrow transplant nursing team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1517&language=English">Medical and surgical teams for blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1518&language=English">Family support team for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1519&language=English">Child life specialists for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1520&language=English">Dietitians for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1169&language=English">Pharmacists</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1522&language=English">Other team members of a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Preparing for a blood and marrow transplant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Preparing for a blood and marrow transplant can be emotionally and physically challenging. Find information about the different tests and procedures used to prepare for both an allogeneic and an autologous blood and marrow transplant. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1523&language=English">Central venous lines for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1535&language=English">Medicines and side effects of a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1536&language=English">About blood and marrow transplant research</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Allogeneic blood and marrow transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1529&language=English">Allogeneic blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1524&language=English">Related donor for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1525&language=English">Unrelated donor for a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1526&language=English">Tests before blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1530&language=English">Harvesting donor stem cells for a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1527&language=English">Chemotherapy for blood and marrow transplant </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1528&language=English">Total body irradiation for blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1531&language=English">Procedure for allogeneic blood and marrow transplants</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Autologous blood and marrow transplants</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1532&language=English">Autologous blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1526&language=English">Tests before blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1533&language=English">Harvesting stem cells for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1527&language=English">Chemotherapy for blood and marrow transplant </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1534&language=English">The autologous transplant procedure</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">While your child is in hospital for a blood and marrow transplant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Explore what the daily routine in the hospital will be like after a blood and marrow transplant. Also learn about possible complications and potential feeding and nutrition issues. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Protective isolation for blood and marrow transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1537&language=English">Protective isolation for blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1538&language=English">Children with immune deficiencies and blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Child's daily routine after the blood and marrow transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1539&language=English">Child's daily routine after the blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1540&language=English">Blood and marrow transplant tests</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1541&language=English">Blood counts and blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1542&language=English">Daily care after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1543&language=English">Activities after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1544&language=English">Exercise and movement after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Feeding and nutrition for blood and marrow transplants</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1545&language=English">Feeding and nutrition for blood and marrow transplants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1546&language=English">Foods to avoid on a low-bacteria diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1547&language=English">Safe food handling and preparation after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Blood and marrow transplant complications and their treatment</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1548&language=English">Blood and marrow transplant complications and their treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1549&language=English">Bleeding after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1550&language=English">Infections after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1551&language=English">Nausea and vomiting after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1552&language=English">Mucositis after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1553&language=English">Pneumonia after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1554&language=English">Veno-occlusive disease after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1555&language=English">Graft-versus-host disease after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Coping while your child is in hospital for a blood and marrow transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1556&language=English">Helping your child cope after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1557&language=English">Parenting your child with a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1558&language=English">Blood and marrow transplant and helping siblings cope</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1559&language=English">Practical issues of a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Palliative care after a blood and marrow transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1560&language=English">Palliative care after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Going home after a blood and marrow transplant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find resources to help you know what you need to do and what to expect when your child comes home from the hospital. Learn about what precautions should be taken when coming in to contact with others and how to ease the transition back to school. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1561&language=English">Going home after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1562&language=English">Caring for your child at home after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1563&language=English">Child's daily routine after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1564&language=English">Activity and contact with others after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1565&language=English">Returning to school after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Blood and marrow transplant: Looking ahead</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>After a blood and marrow transplant many people go on to lead normal lives. Learn about self-care and transitioning into adulthood. Also learn about possible late effects of both allogeneic and autologous transplants. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1566&language=English">Blood and marrow transplant and self care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1567&language=English">BMT: Transitioning into adulthood</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1574&language=English">Social and emotional effects after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1575&language=English">Blood and marrow transplant resources and links</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Late efects after an allogeneic transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1568&language=English">Late efects after an allogeneic transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1569&language=English">Chronic graft-versus-host disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1570&language=English">Weight gain after a blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1571&language=English">Bone health after an allogneic blood and marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1572&language=English">Other late effects after an allogeneic blood and marrow transplant</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Late effects after an autologous transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1573&language=English">Late effects after an autologous transplant</a></li></ol></li></ol></div> <br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/BMT_learning_hub.pngBMT,bloodmarrowtransplant

 

 

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