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​​​​Overview of Blood and Marrow Transplant

Blood and marrow transplants are among the most effective treatments for certain hematologic and lymphatic cancers.

You may be a candidate for an adult blood stem cell or marrow transplant if you are facing a diagnosis of certain cancers, including:

  • Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Severe aplastic anemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

National Marrow Donor Program

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) was started in 1986 to serve as a national database of tissue types from individuals willing to donate marrow to patients needing a marrow transplant. Since that time, the registry, now called the Be The Match® Registry, has over 8 million individuals registered. It is linked with registries all over the world, making it an international registry to serve any patient needing a transplant anywhere in the world.​

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