Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cells

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What you'll learn

Cancer is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity possibly due to increased levels of stress, lifestyle habits, and congenital abnormalities. Leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma (and many other related blood disorders) are some of the types of cancers that can affect both children and adults and require extensive treatment procedures including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and bone marrow stem cell transplantation. The only approved treatment for these malignant blood disorders is haemopoietic stem cell transplantation. read more »»

The basis behind bone marrow stem cell transplantation is that the bone marrow contains CD34+ haemopoietic stem cells that are capable of replacing diseased bone marrow which has been removed using radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Initally bone marrow stem cells were the only option available and they were harvested from the pelvis of a donor under general anaesthetic. More recently peripheral blood stem cells have become the gold standard. This involves mobilising the haemopoetic stem cells in the bone marrow into the peripheral circulation and collecting them using a process called apheresis.

Bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation can be autologous, allogeneic, or haploidentical. This presentation will give an overview of bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)
  • Biomedical undergraduate students
  • Medical undergraduate students

Key concepts covered include:

AN overview of

  • Haemopoietic stem cells from bone marrow and peripheral blood and their clinical application


Prof. Peter Hollands

Clinical scientist,Lipocube Ltd  UK


He was a Scientific Director of two private cord blood banks and has expertise in Quality Management licensing in the fields of stem cell technology and assisted reproduction. Currently he is a visiting professor for Kolkata School Of Tropical Medicine – India, West Bengal University of Health Sciences.

He is currently writing a book on stem cell technology for the general public called ‘The Regeneration Promise: The Truth Behind Stem Cell Technology’ which will be published in 2021. Key Skills : Stem cell biology (cord blood and adult) and clinical embryology, quality management, research.

For: intermediates

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