Module 4. Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS

Who can be a blood and marrow transplant donor?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, provide an overview of who can be a donor for blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). A donor can be a sibling, a child, or someone from the bone marrow registry who is not related to you. A matching donor is found using a test called HLA typing. HLA-matched bone marrow is less likely to cause a potential side effect called graft versus host disease (GVHD).
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Animation - Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS
1. Animation - Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS
Slide Show - Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS
2. Slide Show - Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS

Expert Videos

What is a blood and marrow transplant (BMT)?
3. What is a blood and marrow transplant (BMT)?
Who can be a blood and marrow transplant donor?
4. Who can be a blood and marrow transplant donor?
How is a blood and marrow transplant done? What should I expect?
5. How is a blood and marrow transplant done? What should I expect?
What is Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) and why does it happen?
6. What is Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) and why does it happen?
How effective is blood and marrow transplantation (BMT)?
7. How effective is blood and marrow transplantation (BMT)?
Is blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) safe?
8. Is blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) safe?

Patient Videos

David's story: How did you find out you had MDS and needed a blood and marrow transplant?
9. David's story: How did you find out you had MDS and needed a blood and marrow transplant?
David's story: What was your experience with blood and marrow transplantation?
10. David's story: What was your experience with blood and marrow transplantation?

This educational activity has been developed by
the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by charitable grants from Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Takeda Oncology.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.