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Bone marrow transplant

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a medical procedure in the field of hematology and oncology that involves transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC).

It is most often performed for people with diseases of the blood or bone marrow, or certain types of cancer.

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