What is bone marrow transplantation?
These patients in therapeutic failure have a chance to “make a fresh start”.
When no available drug can treat patients with cancer or serious blood diseases, transplant physicians replace their deficient blood cell “factory” with that of a compatible donor.
A long and complex procedure that requires the prior destruction of the patient’s immune system. Thanks to this new source of cells, patients in therapeutic failure have a chance to “make a fresh start”… but today many of them to face post-transplant complications that can drastically affect their quality of life.
How the transplant saves patients …
How the transplant saves patients but is still the subject of major complications
Pr Gérard Socié, Head of the Hematology Department at Saint-Louis Hospital.