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What are some complications of bone marrow transplants?

Bone marrow transplants can have a number of complications. For a bone marrow transplant to work, the bone marrow has to look like, or match, the recipient's own bone marrow. It can be hard to find a match. Even if the bone marrow is a match, the body may realize that they’re not the same and start a fight. This causes lots of problems, and the person will need medicine every day until the body gets used to the new bone marrow and the fighting stops. It can be hard taking all the medicines. They can cause side effects too. Because of this, bone marrow transplants aren’t right for everyone.

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