Frequently Asked Questions

18. What are the different types of stem cell transplantation?

There are three different types of stem cell transplantation. Each uses stem cells from different sources.

  • Bone marrow transplantation replaces a patient's bone marrow with leukemia-free stem cells from bone marrow.
  • Peripheral stem cell transplantation uses stem cells that are collected from the bloodstream.
  • Umbilical cord blood transplantation uses stem cells from a newborn baby.