Bleeding

Bleeding may occur throughout your childs post-transplant recovery phase until adequate engraftment has occurred. Nosebleeds, bruising, and bleeding from the gums, urinary tract, or gastrointestinal tract are all common problems. Generally, these problems are handled with platelet transfusions. Most transplant centers strive to keep children's platelet counts at a safe level until bone marrow recovery has occurred. Generally speaking, platelets are the last type of blood cell to fully recover following bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant.

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