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Healthy Living: Regrowing Healthy Cells

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Treatment of some blood cancers wipes out healthy blood cells.

Stem cells, immature cells that become various blood cells, are needed to replenish them.

That used to mean surgery to collect the cells from bone marrow.

Today in Healthy Living, researchers say now there’s an easier way.

Doctors at blood cancer centers are now doing stem cell transplants in patients up to 75 years old.

In some cases, the cells are harvested from a family member or from a stem cell registry, instead of from the patient.