Diseases Commonly Requiring Bone Marrow Transplants

Bone marrow transplants are procedures common to a number of diseases and disorders, including but not limited to cancers, blood diseases, immune system disorders, and metabolic disorders. The lists below include links to pages that contain more information about each condition (where available).

Every year more than 10,000 patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, and their best hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated adult donor or umbilical cord blood unit.

All information on this page is provided by the “Learning More About Your Disease” page at, the homepage of Be The Match. When information is not provided by BTM, a link to the corresponding wikipedia article is included.

For specific information regarding any of the diseases listed on this page, please contact a physician or BTM directly.