Leukaemia and stem cell transplantation

Leukaemia – cord blood stem cell transplantation - cellplan

Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood. There are around 9,500 new cases of leukaemia in the UK every year.[i] Leukaemia usually starts in the bone marrow, where  blood cells are made. It leads to the overproduction of abnormal white blood cells, the part of the immune system that normally defends the body against infection. In healthy people, stem cells (haemopoietic stem cells, or HSCs) in the bone marrow divide to produce more stem cells or immature cells that become mature blood cells over time. Bone marrow stem cells can…

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