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Posted by Linda
on November 22, 2000 at 18:28:14:
In Reply to: Bone Marrow Tranplant Survivors posted by Ryan on August 11, 2000 at 13:23:50:
: I am writing this message on behalf of a lady in her mid 50's who has just found out that she needs to have a bone marrow transplant. She is somewhat unsure of whether to go ahead with operation due to her age - the doctors have told her that there is a 20% chance of survival. My request is for anyone in their late 40's to 50's who has undergone this operation to reply to this message. If you would be willing to speak with her about your experience it would mean the world to her.
I have a 51 year old friend who underwent a mini-stem cell transplant. She had ALL and was in remission. Tell your friend to get more information regarding this procedure. Another name for it is non-ablative stem cell transplant. It is not as dangerous as a full bone marrow transplant and is better for high risk patients such as the elderly. My 15 year old daughter, Aisha, just underwent this same transplant on Oct. 25, 2000. She had this type of transplant because we cannot take blood transfusions that are normally associated with the traditional transplant. That made her high risk as well. She is doing fine. There is a lot of information on the internet about this transplant. I hope this was helpful.
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