Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Our Blood and Marrow Transplantation program provides bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants to treat lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma and other tumors, on an in-patient or out-patient basis.
We provide a relaxed and caring environment, understanding that your emotional and mental well-being is as important to the healing process as the treatment itself.
Our program is the only National Marrow Donor Program transplant center in northern New England and is recognized as a specialized center for unrelated donor transplants.
What is a transplant?
A bone marrow transplant is a treatment that replaces unhealthy bone marrow with healthy cells. This procedure is also called a blood or marrow transplant. The procedure is done using an intravenous line or tube—it is not surgery. For some patients, this procedure can offer a chance for a cure or extended remission of blood cancers.
How does transplantation work?
Before the transplant, a patient will be given chemotherapy (an infusion of cancer-fighting drugs) and possibly radiation to destroy the diseased cells and marrow. Next, healthy cells are put into the body through an intravenous line or tube commonly called an IV. (Again, this is not surgery). The cells find their way into the marrow, where they grow and start to make healthy red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
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