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Bone Marrow (Stem Cell) Transplant

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Bone Marrow is in the middle of your bones. Stem Cells are found in Bone Marrow. Stem Cells help to repair the body.

Bone Marrow transplant is part of the treatment of some cancers.

Who we are

We are the regional centre for bone marrow and stem cell transplants. We offer transplants to patients from Merseyside, Isle of Man, parts of Cheshire and North Wales.

What we do

Bone marrow or stem cell transplantation is a possible alternative if you do not respond to treatment for leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. For some patients, a transplant may offer the best chance of cure.

Intensive chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy is given to destroy cancer cells. This puts enormous strain on the body. It can cause significant side-effects and complications. Because of this, transplants are not for everybody.

Transplants are only possible if the donor has the same or very close tissue type (white cell blood group) as you. A matched brother or sister is ideal, but it is often possible to find a good donor from the national and international donor panels.

Facilities at the Royal

We have eight single rooms with en-suite facilities. Each room has special air-flow systems to reduce potential contamination. All patients remain in isolation during treatment.

Clinical trials

We aim to offer the very latest treatment options for all our patients, and this may mean entering a clinical trial. Trials are very important for developing:

  • better forms of treatment before a transplant
  • ways of preventing infections, especially with viruses, after the transplant
  • ways of minimising relapse after the transplant.

You may therefore meet a clinical trials nurse who will explain things to you in more detail.


More information

These treatments are very intensive. It may be stressful for you and your friends and relatives. Our haematology counsellor is there to provide support and help you with any problems and concerns you have.

Visitor information

Visiting times

Patients and family will be told about visiting arrangements by the team. You can contact the ward at anytime if you have any illness-related concerns.

How to contact us

Ward 10z
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
L7 8XP

Tel: 0151 706 3355

Where we are

10th Floor
Ward 10Z,
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
L7 8XP

Use the XYZ lifts at the back of the hospital to access ward 10Z


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