What is a Blood and Marrow Transplant?

When diagnosed with blood cancer, treatment options may include a blood or marrow transplant (BMT), also known as a stem cell transplant.

The Sarah Cannon Transplant & Cellular Therapy Network is one of the largest providers of blood and marrow transplants, treating approximately 1,600 transplant and cellular therapy patients annually.

Blood and Marrow Transplant 101

Blood & Marrow Transplant 101: Watch this animated video to understand the process of a blood and marrow, or stem cell, transplant. As a member of the Sarah Cannon Transplant & Cellular Therapy Network, our program has access to a number of quality, infrastructure, training and research resources.

Remember, each transplant experience is unique - no two patients are exactly alike. The pathway may depend on many factors, including:

  • Type of transplant
  • Overall health
  • Disease status

What Should I expect with a Blood and Marrow Transplant?

Watch these videos from Sarah Cannon partner, Be The Match®, to learn more about blood and marrow transplants.

Where do Cells for a Transplant Come From?

Bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC), and cord blood provide different sources of cells for transplantation.

What is HLA Matching?

Why a good Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) match is critical.

What is Engraftment?

Engraftment of donated cells is an important recovery milestone.

What is GVHD?

Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) is a common side effect of an allogeneic transplant.

About Be the Match®

Be The Match®, a Sarah Cannon partner, has a team dedicated to supporting patients, caregivers, family members and friends, before, during and after a transplant. They offer confidential one-on-one support, financial guidance and free educational resources. Visit Be The Match - Learn The Basics to view more videos to help you learn about and prepare for transplant.