BONE MARROW FAQ
What IS Bone Marrow Transplant/Stem Cell Transplant (BMT / SCT)?
Bone marrow transplantation (also known as stem cell transplantation) is a medical procedure used to treat diseases such as Thalassemia, Aplastic Anemia and cancers of the blood, once thought incurable.
It involves harvsting healthy stem cells from the donor to replace or replenish the diseased bone marrow of the patient. The new stem cells take over the production of new healthy blood cells.
BMT includes transplantation of multi potent hematopoietic stem cells (usually derived from bone marrow), peripheral blood stem cells, or umbilical cord blood from donor to recipient.
Who requires BMT/SCT?
Stem cell transplant is a curative treatment for various diseases:
- Thalassemia & Sickle cell disease
- Aplastic anemia
- Leukemia's(ALL, CML, CLL)
- Multiple myeloma
- High grade lymphoma's
- Myelo Deysplastic Syndrome
- Immune Deficiency Sydrome
Types of Stem Cell Transplant?
- Allogenic transplant (From a donor)
- Related donor
- Unrelated donor
- Autologous transplant (from self)
Who can donate stem cells?
Anybody who is less than 75 years of age with normal organ function can be a Donor for stem cell transplant. Donor should not have any active transfusion transmitted viral infections or active malignancy.
Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant?
Our partner center has a dedicated BMT unit, with state-of-the-art infrastructure, and internationally trained widely experienced faculty. The unit is supported by a 24 hour blood bank and diagnostic facilities such as Hematology, Microbiology, Histopathology and Biochemistry. The hospital possesses best-in-class radiation oncology capabilities and dedicated medical and Paediatric ICUs.