A tissue transplant may be an option in your treatment.

These procedures, also known as bone marrow transplants or stem cell transplants, replace damaged or destroyed tissue with healthy tissue. Stem cells are immature cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all of your blood cells.

A bone marrow transplant usually involves harvesting healthy stem cells from you or a donor and freezing them for later use. After you receive high-dose chemotherapy or radiation treatments, the healthy stem cells are put back in your body to make normal blood cells.

Our blood and marrow transplant program has been performing stem cell transplants since 1980 and is part of a select list of U.S. institutions that meet the most rigorous standards in clinical care, donor management, cell collection and processing, and cell release.

Transplantation is an intensive therapy. Leading up to this treatment, patients are assessed for how well their major organs are functioning and to see that they are free of active infection.

University of Iowa Blood and Marrow Transplant Program