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Stem Cell Transplant

A stem cell transplant is when you get high dose chemotherapy to destroy your cancer cells and your bone marrow. After your bone marrow is destroyed, you get new stem cells back. The purpose of the stem cell transplant is to cure or control your disease, or to put it into remission.

Types of Stem Cell Transplant

Depending on your disease, there are 2 types of stem cell transplants:

  1. Allogeneic stem cell transplant- someone else’s stem cells are used (from a Donor)
  2. Autologous stem cell transplant - your own stem cells are used

Both types of transplants require a lot of time and commitment. Transplant is an intensive treatment with many important steps. Review the book that matches the type of transplant you will be receiving.

Books & Videos

Radiation - Information and Resources for Patients and Families

Having an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant


Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Information Series

What is an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?

Collecting the Stem Cells

The Transplant


Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Information Series

What is an Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant?

The Transplant



Cross Cancer Institute – Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Contact Card

Tom Baker Cancer Centre - Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Contact Card