Common Types of Anemia

The term Anemia relates to a condition where an individual doesn’t have enough red blood cells in their system. As red blood cells carry oxygen around the body, anemia (and lack of oxygen to the body) results in fatigue, mood swings, headaches, lack of concentration and light headedness. There are several types of anemia. Some… Read more »

Sickle Cell Anemia and Nutrition

Sickle Cell Anemia is a lifelong, inherited blood disorder. In patients with sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells are sickle shaped, instead of donut shaped. This makes them more fragile, resulting in anemia, lowered supply of oxygen to the body and disrupted healthy blood flow. If you or a family member have sickle cell… Read more »

How do you Harvest Allogeneic and Autologous Stem Cells?

If it is decided than an allogeneic transplant is the best for you, your doctor will begin the process of finding a match. To find a donor we test your HLA and find the closest possible match to maximize the effectiveness of the transplant. Usually doctors will check for a match in family members before… Read more »

Bone Marrow Transplant for Testicular Cancer

The use of bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants (PBSCTs) has increased worldwide. It is now often used to treat blood diseases, such as leukemia as well as solid cancer, like testicular cancer. Testicular cancer forms in the tissue of one or both testicles and is most common in men aged between 15… Read more »

Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant: the differences

Blood and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant: the differences For people with a bone marrow deficiency disorder or whose bone marrow has been destroyed by chemotherapy to treat another cancer, a stem cell transplant can be the only chance of survival. The terms Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant (PBSCT) are… Read more »