In an Autologous Transplant, the stem cells you receive are your own. There is no need for a donor. In this procedure, your bone marrow stem cells are removed from your blood before you undergo high-dose chemotherapy. The stem cells are then stored in a freezer until the time of the transplant. the autologous transplant is commonly performed for
- Multiple myeloma
- And certain types of leukemia.
An autologous transplant requires your bone marrow free of disease and functioning properly.
.1.3. SYNTHETIC TRANSPLANT:
In a synthetic transplant, the stem cells would be taken from identical twins, if one were available. Their cells will then be transplanted to you after you receive a high dose of chemotherapy.
All stem cells transplant use a central venous catheter to put the healthy cells into your body. The catheter is a flexible tube that is surgically inserted into the large vein above your heart. The type of transplant you receive depends upon;
- a. The type of cancer
- b. If a matching donor is available
- c. Health status of both you and the donor.
Your transplant physician will discuss the type of transplant that is best for you.