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PT Aids Children After Bone Marrow Transplantation

Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure that replaces cancerous or diseased tissue inside a patient’s bones with healthier marrow. A form of stem cell transplantation, BMT transfers stem cells harvested from a donor’s blood stream, bone marrow, or umbilical cord blood into the recipient through an intravenous line. BMT can help children battling leukemia, lymphoma, plasma cell disorders, severe anemia, sickle cell disease, and other blood and marrow disorders. It also can aid patients with cancer whose marrow has been damaged by high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Children undergoing this type of stem cell therapy are hospitalized for approximately one month and, during that time, can benefit from physical therapy to restore their strength and mobility.

Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure that replaces cancerous or diseased tissue inside a patient’s bones with healthier marrow. A form of stem cell transplantation, BMT transfers stem cells harvested from a donor’s blood stream, bone marrow, or umbilical cord blood into the recipient through an intravenous line. BMT can help children battling leukemia, lymphoma, plasma cell disorders, severe anemia, sickle cell disease, and other blood and marrow disorders. It also can aid patients with cancer whose marrow has been damaged by high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Children undergoing this type of stem cell therapy are hospitalized for approximately one month and, during that time, can benefit from physical therapy to restore their strength and mobility.

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