MarrowkidzWelcome to the MarrowKidz site! A big thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund - we couldn't have done this without you! Marrowkidz Families 5-11 12-16 17-25 Ask a question Stem cell transplant This factsheet is for young people who need to have a stem cell transplant as part of their treatment for aplastic anaemia. What is a stem cell transplant? If you have aplastic anaemia, you might be given a stem cell transplant to help make you feel better. Your bone marrow inside your bones makes stem cells, which turn into all the blood cells your body needs to keep you healthy. In aplastic anaemia, bone marrow doesn’t make enough of these stem cells, so you might need a stem cell transplant. This is where healthy stem cells from a donor are placed into your blood. These healthy cells make their way to your bone marrow and start to make new stem cells. These stem cells will then grow into blood cells. What’s in this factsheet? This factsheet tells you a bit more about how a stem cell transplant can help you. It explains what happens before you have one, how it is done, how you might feel, and what happens as you recover. You can view or download the factsheet as a PDF here: Stem cell transplant (age group 12-16) Or order it as a printed booklet here.