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Immunosuppression

Immunosuppression is the suppression of the body's immune system and its ability to fight infections and other diseases.

Immunosuppressive drug therapy lowers body's immune response. This prevents immune system from attacking bone marrow, lets stem cells (stem cells grow into other blood cells) grow back, and raises blood counts.

Immunosuppression may be deliberately induced with immunosuppressant drugs, as in preparation for bone marrow or other organ transplantation like Kidney Transplantation, to prevent rejection of the donor tissue.

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