Stem cell and bone marrow transplants

Side effects of donor stem cell (allogeneic) transplants

Get information about what to expect after you've had a transplant of stem cells from a donor.

  • Potential side effects

    Your doctors and nurses monitor you closely after your transplant. They give you drugs to reduce certain side effects.

  • Graft versus host disease (GVHD)

    Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) happens when the donor’s stem cells react against your own cells.

  • Less common problems

    Less common problems after transplant are when the stem cells don’t grow, or when blood vessels in the liver become blocked.