Before you have a stem cell or bone marrow transplant, you’ll go into hospital to get your body ready to receive the new stem cells.
This involves high doses of chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy – this is called conditioning therapy.
On transplant day, you’ll receive the stem cells through a central line (a thin tube going into your vein).
You’ll need to spend time recovering in hospital afterwards in a germ-free environment to protect your body from infections, while your immune system recovers.
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Information published: 06/10/16
Next review due: 06/10/19