Bone marrow is a spongy tissue found in the center of many bones in the human body. The following bones contain either the red or yellow form of bone marrow: upper armlower legribsbreast bonevertebra of the spine
Conditions that may benefit from a bone marrow transplant include the following: aplastic anemia, a condition in which damaged or destroyed stem cells in the bone marrow limit production of red blood cellsbone marrow depression, where the bone marrow has been damaged by treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapya variety of cancers, especially the blood cancers called leukemia and lymphomainherited blood disorders, such as thalassemiasome immunodeficiency disorders, such as severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, a rare inherited conditioninherited enzyme deficiency conditions such as Hurler's syndrome
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Professional Guide to Diseases, 6th Edition, 1998, Holmes, et al.