Bone marrow transplantation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

  title={Bone marrow transplantation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.},
  author={Alexander Baranov and Robert Peter Gale and A. K. Guskova and E K Piatkin and G D Selidovkin and L Muravyova and Richard E. Champlin and Nadia Danilova and L Yevseeva and L Petrosyan},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={321 4},
On April 26, 1986, an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union exposed about 200 people to large doses of total-body radiation. Thirteen persons exposed to estimated total-body doses of 5.6 to 13.4 Gy received bone marrow transplants. Two transplant recipients, who received estimated doses of radiation of 5.6 and 8.7 Gy, are alive more than three years after the accident. The others died of various causes, including burns (the cause of death in five), interstitial… CONTINUE READING


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