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What are the types of bone marrow transplants?

The types of bone marrow transplants, or stem cell transplants, are autologous transplants and allogeneic transplants. An autologous stem cell transplant is done by collecting stem cells from the person's own blood or sometimes by taking a sample of bone marrow from his or her hip. An allogeneic stem cell transplant is done when people can't use their own stem cells. They will need stem cells from someone else, called a "donor." A donor is a person who donates some of his or her own healthy stem cells.

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