The NIH Record

October 21, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 21

Social Inequalities Add Fuel To AIDS Fire, Scholar Says

NRC Vindicates NIH Response to Contamination Incident

NIDDK Launches Bladder Control Campaign For Women, Kits Available Now

Risk Factors Cluster
To Harm Health

Extramural Associates Program Turns 19

Research Festival
Photo Feature

LiveWire Electrifies NIH

Letters to the Editor

News Briefs

Appointees

Awardees

Retirees

Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo


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Health and Human Services

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NIH Record Archives

Alternative to Marrow Transplant Eases Donation, Recovery Time

By José Alvarado

(Second story in two-part series on obstacles and advances in bone marrow transplantation.)

Donor Richard Haddon undergoes apheresis at the NIH blood bank; a machine harvests his peripheral blood stem cells.

An alternative procedure to traditional bone marrow transplantation may speed up blood cell recovery in leukemia and cancer patients, as well as save donors the trouble of going through surgery to extract marrow from the rear of the pelvic bone. Patients transplanted with peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) also begin producing infection-fighting white blood cells sooner, according to NIH studies.
M O R E . . .


It's Festival Time Again. The intramural research community gathered earlier this month for its annual fall classic, the NIH Research Festival.
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