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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Trasplante alogénico de médula ósea

Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (A-loh-jeh-NAY-ik bone MAYR-oh tranz-plan-TAY-shun)
A procedure in which a person receives stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.