Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 3 Feb 2020

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) (encompasses bone marrow transplantation (BMT)) is a relatively common procedure used to treat a wide spectrum of conditions 1,2:

There are a number of different types of HSCT 3:

  • autologous HSCT: the patient is the donor and recipient of hematopoietic stem cells 
  • allogeneic HSCT: the patient is the recipient of hematopoietic stem cells sourced from another individual


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