Day of Transplant

Many patients celebrate the day of their bone marrow or stem cell  transplant as their second birthday.

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One-to-three days after the conditioning regimen, the transplant occurs. The transplant is not a surgical procedure. It takes place in your hospital room, not an operating room..

The healthy blood cells are infused into you through your central venous catheter like a blood transfusion

The infusion is painless and can take 30 minutes to two hours to complete. You will be awake and may be lightly sedated during the transplant. 

You will be checked frequently for signs of fever, chills, hives and chest pains.

The healthy blood stem cells will flow through your bloodstream to your bone marrow. After several days or weeks, they will begin producing healthy new blood cells. 

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Updated June 2024