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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Stem Cell Information

This document provides answers to specific common questions about stem cells.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant

This page is a review of bone marrow transplants and other types of stem cell transplants that are used to treat cancer.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Cancer Society

Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

This fact sheet explains the procedures, risks and benefits of two types of transplantations used with high-dose chemotherapy.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Common Questions: Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplants

This page provides answers to common questions asked by people who are considering stem cell transplants.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

Cord Blood Banking – Information for Consumers

One choice prospective parents often face is whether to donate, bank or discard their baby's cord blood. Learn about cord blood donation and how cord blood is regulated.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Cord Blood: Questions and Answers

After a baby's umbilical cord is cut, cord blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and a portion of the umbilical cord. Learn how cord blood transplants are used as an alternative to bone marrow, and how they help patients with blood and immune system diseases.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Cord Blood Program

Frequently Asked Questions About Marrow/Stem Cell Donations

This article answers frequently asked questions about marrow/stem cell donation.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

Asian American Donor Program

Fundraising for Transplant Patients

If you are a transplant patient— solid organ, bone marrow or stem cell, NTAF is available to help you raise funds in your community to pay for uninsured medical expenses related to your care.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

HelpHOPELive

Genomics and Health: Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about genomics, the study of all the genes in a person, as well as interactions of those genes with each other and with that person’s environment.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Help with Finances and Insurance: Blood Stem Cell Transplants

A blood stem cell transplant is an expensive medical procedure. Before your transplant, you should consider developing a financial plan. This article provides a link to guide you.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network

Support for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Survivors

Find supportive programs and services for bone marrow transplant patients and their families, including telephone support groups and peer support for patients and caregivers.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link