"Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation" (HSCT) - Entails the use of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, typically from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood. HSCT is often a treatment of choice for patients with multiple myeloma, leukemia and other cancers of the blood or bone marrow. In these procedures, patients first undergo radiation or chemotherapy to wipe out their immune system. Next, they receive HSCT cells from a matching donor identified through BoneMarrowTest.com lab results or Registries with data bases of volunteer donors.
Throughout this website we will refer to the different transplants as HSCT.