Stem cellsBY: Nevaeh sirio, hannah sandoval, aNd alex patterson
hematopoietic stem cells
Autologous: Stem cells that come from the same person who will get the transplant.
Allogeneic: Stem cells that come from a matched related or unrelated donor.
In an autologous treatment your own stem cells are harvested, or removed, from your blood before you get treatment that destroys them. Your stem cells are removed and frozen. After you get high doses of chemo the stem cells are thawed and given back to you.
Allogeneic stem cell transplants use cells from a donor. Most commonly the stem cells come from a donor whose tissue type closely matches the patient’s. The donor is a close family member, usually a brother or sister. These stem cells work best. If a match can't be found in your family, a donor might be found in the general public through a national registry. Transplants like this are usually riskier than those with a relative who is a good match.
The stem cells used come from your bone marrow or blood.
Without technology we wouldn't be able to save lives. This technology has influenced lives. It helps to cure cancer.