Expert Video - What is a blood and marrow transplant (BMT)?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, describe what blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) is, and when it is used for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Doctors also call BMT a stem cell transplant or hematopoietic stem cell transplant. BMT is a treatment that replaces your diseased stem cells with healthy ones. BMT is the only treatment that may cure MDS. The doctors explain how it works and who is eligible for BMT. They also describe allogeneic transplant (using cells from another person) and autologous transplant (using your own cells).

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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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