Expert Video - How is a blood and marrow transplant done? What should I expect?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, describe the process that a patient will go through when receiving a blood and marrow transplant (BMT) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).The procedure takes place in hospital and begins with chemotherapy. After a few days, the new stem cells are given to the patient via central line. Once in the body, the new cells will circulate and in time begin to grow and make new, healthy blood cells. The doctors also discuss potential side effects, as well as the monitoring and follow-up care that is required.

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acceleron Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Oncology.

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