About Stem cell transplants
Stem cell transplants
Stem cell transplants are procedures that restore blood-forming stem cells in people who have had theirs destroyed by the very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy that are used to treat certain cancers. Blood-forming stem cells are important because they grow into different types of blood cells. The main types of blood cells are:
White blood cells, which are part of your immune system and help your body fight infection; Red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body; Platelets, which help the blood clot.