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National Donor Day is February 14
Bone marrow is a spongy substance found in the bones of the pelvis, extremities, and skull.  When bone marrow is compromised by conditions, such as cancer, physicians may choose to conduct a transplant and transferring healthy marrow after destruction of diseased bone marrow by chemotherapy or radiation. 

BMT InfoNet Homepage - A not-for-profit organization that provides publications and support services to bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients ...

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link - The nbmtLink is a charitable, not for profit organization specifically serving bone marrow transplant patients and families across the country.

The National Marrow Donor ProgramThe international leader in the facilitation of unrelated marrow and blood stem cell transplantation.

Diseases Treated by Bone Marrow Transplant - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides a list of diseases that can be treated by BMT.

Understanding Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant - This booklet has been written
by the CancerBACUP to help patients and their caregivers understand more about stem cell and bone marrow transplants. Last revised in October 2001.

Bone Marrow Transplants Come of Age - Article about BMT from the July-August 2000 FDA Consumer.

Stem Cells: Medicine's New Frontier - Overview about BMT from Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.


U.S. Transplant Center Map - Patient can find a transplant center in his/her state from the National Marrow Donor Program.

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipient - The SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States.

BMT Center Search Form - Patients will be able to locate transplant centers by name, staff member, state, diseases treated and transplant types.

International Bone Marrow and Cord Donor Search - The Caitlin Raymond International Registry is a comprehensive resource for patients and physicians conducting a search for unrelated bone marrow or cord blood donor. The Registry accesses more than 3.5 million donors internationally.

Oncology Journals - provides an extensive listing of Oncology journals available on the internet.  More than 100 cancer journals listed.  

BMT Glossary - Explanation of commonly used terms in bone marrow


Daren's BMT Page - Experience of a 11 year old liver cancer patient who underwent bone marrow transplant. 

American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation - The ASBMT is an organization for physicians and investigators in the use of hematopoietic stem cells in the treatment of cancer and hematological diseases.

Radiation Therapy - Cancer treatment with X Ray or other radiation beams.  Radiotherapy has been used for BMT. 

Chemotherapy - Cancer treatment with medication.  High-dose chemotherapy is the most common modality used today prior to BMT.  

The Nuts and Bolts of BMT - Comprehensive resource guide for BMT from the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.  

Step-by-step Review of BMT Donation - Donation of bone marrow for BMT takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Generally, there is no long-term side effects or complications on the donor.   Bone marrow replenishes itself within several weeks time after donation.


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