Plastic bag containing human bone marrow

Plastic bag containing human bone marrow

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Credit: PHILIPPE PLAILLY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bone marrow transplant: plastic bag containing human bone marrow suspended during its infusion into a patient at the St Louis hospital, Paris. Chances of survival in acute leukaemia - a cancer of the bone marrow - and aggressive forms of anaemia have been increased by new techniques of bone marrow transplantation. Treatment is in two stages: first, malfunctioning bone marrow is eliminated through chemotherapy & radiotherapy, and replaced with a graft from a suitably compatible donor. Until the newly-installed immune system is working, the recipient is without means of fighting infection and must remain in a sterile environment for up to three months.

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Keywords: bone marrow transplant, healthcare, implant, implantation, infusion, leukaemia treatment, medical, medicine, transplant, transplantation

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