How Do You Harvest Bone Marrow and Stem Cells?

If you or someone you love is having a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, the cells will first need to be harvested, either from the patient (autologous transplant) or the donor (allogeneic transplant). Here we take a look at the harvesting procedure at Bone Marrow transplant Mexico. If it is decided than an allogeneic… Read more »

What Is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Recent news reports how a bone marrow transplant to treat a ten year old boy with acute lymphocytic leukemia (or ALL) also appears to have cured him of his peanut allergy. But what is ALL and how can a bone marrow transplant help? Get the facts here. Called Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia or Acute Lymphoid Leukemia,… Read more »

Why come to Mexico for Bone Marrow Treatment?

Since it was established in 2000, the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit has treated 40 adults and 15 children with cancer or bone marrow disorders. We have successfully transplanted autologous cells and allogeneic cord blood, peripheral blood and bone marrow cells, curing conditions including Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myelodisplastic Syndrome, Testicular Cancer, Aplastic… Read more »

Why use BMT and PBSCTs in Cancer Treatment?

Bone Marrow Transplants and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants are used in Cancer Treatment to allow patients to receive high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy generally target cells that divide rapidly. Most cancer cells reproduce much more quickly than healthy cells, but bone marrow cells divide at a high rate… Read more »

What to expect After a Bone Marrow Transplant

Although a BMT or a PSCT is a non-surgical procedure, the treatment involves destroying all of the patient’s existing bone marrow and allowing new bone marrow to form. This means that, while you are waiting for your bone marrow function to return and your natural blood levels to go back to normal, you will be… Read more »

Bone Marrow 101

Stem Cells Stem cells are immature cells which have not yet become specialized cells of a part of the body. They are, literally, a blank canvas and have the remarkable ability to turn into almost any other cell within the body. Stem cells can differentiate, to become a specialized cell that can heal or repair… Read more »