Bone marrow transplant

The transplant of hematopoietic progenitors is a care procedure used in neoplastic diseases (malignant tumours) or diseases with an alteration to the bone marrow function (organ dealing with blood cell production).

This therapy may also be used to treat many immune system diseases as well as some congenital metabolic alterations. The transplant of hematopoietic progenitors sets out to restore the bone marrow function (hematopoietic tissue) and for the latter to produce blood cells normally.

Traditionally, it has been called a bone marrow transplant because the hematopoietic progenitor cells were always obtained from said marrow, but at present they are extracted, in the majority of cases, from blood and sometimes from the umbilical cord and the placenta.