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Surgery. a technique in which a small amount of bone marrow is withdrawn by a syringe from a donor's pelvic bone and injected into a patient whose ability to make new blood cells has been impaired by a disease, as anemia or cancer, or by exposure to radiation.
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How to use bone-marrow transplant in a sentence
In August 2012, anchor Robin Roberts took a leave of absence for a bone marrow transplant.This Week in Pop Culture History: Days of Our Lives, Arrested Development, and 24 Premiere|Chancellor Agard|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even the absence of co-anchor Robin Roberts, currently recuperating from a bone-marrow transplant, hasn't slowed GMA down.‘Good Morning America’ vs. ‘Today’: Why I’ve Switched|Itay Hod|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By Election Day, I had been through a bone marrow transplant and was on the mend.Elizabeth Edwards' Brave Message|Jonathan Alter|December 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Scientific definitions for bone-marrow transplant
bone marrow transplant
A technique in which bone marrow is transplanted from one individual to another, or removed from and transplanted to the same individual, in order to stimulate production of blood cells. It is used in the treatment of malignancies, certain forms of anemia, and immunologic deficiencies.
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