Haematopoietic stem cells are cells that have the ability to grow into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These are formed within the bone marrow, which is the spongy internal part of the bone and also circulate within the blood. They can be collected from the marrow or the blood. Haematopoietic cell transplantation involves harvesting these stem cells from either a patient or a donor, and then infusing them into the recipient after giving him or her a preparative regimen comprising chemotherapy and/or radiation. HCT can be employed for the treatment of some acute leukaemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma and some other cancers or severe immunological diseases.
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