• What are the risks of getting a bone marrow transplant at 50 years old?

    Asked by MelMom on Thursday, February 21, 2013

    What are the risks of getting a bone marrow transplant at 50 years old?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      MelMom, there is no age prerequisite for a bone marrow transplant. Although age may be considered, it is no more considered than the patients current health status and vitals. i have attached a link that I think you might find interesting. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081208100850.htm

      almost 4 years ago
    • Jo96822's Avatar
      Jo96822

      Aloha MelMom, I agree with Carm, from my understanding the risks involve your own personal health conditions and pre existing conditions. My mother is 71 and is awaiting a stem cell donor. Because of her age it is considered "experimental" by the doctors at Stanford but because she is fairly good health, they have recommended that she proceed.

      almost 4 years ago

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