Bone marrow (stem cell) donation

Stem cell transplant - donation; Allogeneic donation; Leukemia - bone marrow donation; Lymphoma - bone marrow donation; Myeloma - bone marrow donation

Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones. Bone marrow contains stem cells, which are immature cells that become blood cells.

People with life-threatening cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma can be treated with a bone marrow transplant or, sometimes, a stem cell transplant. For this type of treatment, bone marrow is collected from a donor. Sometimes, people can donate their own bone marrow for future use.

Bone marrow donation can be done either by collecting a donor's bone marrow surgically, or by removing stem cells from a donor's blood.

Types of Bone Marrow Donation

Bone Marrow Registries

Bone Marrow Matching

What Happens During a Bone Marrow Donation