Module 4. Blood and Marrow Transplantation in MDS

How is a blood and marrow transplant done? What should I expect?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, describe the process that a patient will go through when receiving a blood and marrow transplant (BMT) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).The procedure takes place in hospital and begins with chemotherapy. After a few days, the new stem cells are given to the patient via central line. Once in the body, the new cells will circulate and in time begin to grow and make new, healthy blood cells. The doctors also discuss potential side effects, as well as the monitoring and follow-up care that is required.
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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.