ABOUT BONE MARROW FAILURE
What is bone marrow?
Bone marrow is a spongy-looking material found in the body's large bones. It is home to hematopoetic stem cells, which produce blood cells. Each type of blood cell has a special purpose:
Red cells carry oxygen throughout the body.
White cells fight infection.
Platelets make blood clot.
What is bone marrow failure?
Bone marrow failure means the body cannot produce enough of some or all of the blood cells that the body needs. Bone marrow failure syndromes include a group of inherited hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cell disorders that can worsen over time and become life-threatening.