Bone Marrow Transplants are Discussed in an Upcoming "Leading Edge" Episode with Jimmy Johnson

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The history and importance of this procedure is discussed in new content for Public Television.

While Bone Marrow Transplants have long been a staple in medicine, many consumers do not know just what they are and what purpose they serve. Though there is a very small probability that an individual will need a bone marrow transplant, it is still helpful to learn about the history and importance of this truly amazing and life saving practice. On a new segment of the Leading Edge with host Jimmy Johnson, Bone Marrow Transplants are featured in great detail. The segment endeavors to show viewers just what bone marrow transplants are, how they are done, and what illnesses they are being used to treat.

The segment also focuses on what advances this type of medicine has made in the past few years and how bone marrow transplants are changing. Bone marrow transplants are being used to save more people than ever from illnesses like cancer, bone disease, and more. This segment will show viewers the process by which physicians are able to find a bone marrow match, how they extract and harvest the marrow, and how it is then implanted in the patient in need. This segment also allows viewers a deeper look into the leaps and bounds that bone marrow transplants have taken over the past few decades of medical progress.

"Leading Edge" is not affiliated with PBS, and is distributed to Public Television Stations nationally.

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