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  • peripheral blood
  • While peripheral blood grafts may seem to be logistically easier to collect, as a bone marrow harvest requires multiple needle puncture in the pelvic bone in an operating room under anesthesia, it requires five days of growth factor injections and 6-12 hours on an apheresis machine. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • children unde
  • At Mayo Clinic, doctors who specialize in blood diseases (hematologists) form a multidisciplinary team with other experts to provide personalized, whole-person care to adults and children undergoing bone marrow transplants. (mayoclinic.org)
  • mortality
  • One major obstacle with the highest transplant-related mortality rate is the recurrence of the underlying disease, due to failure in effective eradication of malignant cells by the reconstituted allogeneic immune system, mediated largely by T cells. (frontiersin.org)