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What diseases does a bone marrow transplant treat?

A bone marrow transplant can treat a wide range of rare diseases including leukemias, diseases of the immune system or diseases of bone marrow failure like aplastic anemia. Bone marrow transplants can also be used to cure diseases like sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies.

A bone marrow transplant, or stem cell transplant, can treat different diseases, like leukemia (blood cancer) or other types of cancer. These diseases can affect the bone marrow and blood cells, requiring a stem cell transplant to replace unhealthy bone marrow and blood cells with healthy stem cells. Some people with aplastic anemia or sickle cell disease might also need a stem cell transplant.

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