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.