My friend, co-worker, cubicle neighbor and lunch buddy Andy was joking yesterday that his young daughter frequently asks the rhetorical question, “what could go wrong?”
Well, in the case of a bone marrow transplant, plenty can go wrong.
I came across this summary just a while ago, and I thought I’d pass it along:
Problems that may come up shortly after transplant
This is a review of some of the more common problems that may happen shortly after transplant. Many of them come from having the bone marrow wiped out by medicines or radiation just before the transplant. Others may result from the specific medicines that are used for the conditioning phase, or from the radiation. This is not a complete list and you can read more here…