Bone Marrow Transplant is a procedure for transplantation blood cells which are usually harvested from bone marrow, peripheral blood of the matching donor, or umbilical cord blood. It may be of three types autologous, allogeneic or syngeneic.
Which Diseases are Treated With Bone Marrow Transplant?
There are a number of blood disorders and blood cancers which can be treated with Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Aplastic Anemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Sickle Cell disease
- LAD( Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
- Multiple Scleoris
How Bone Marrow Transplant is Done?
A Bone Marrow Transplant involves harvesting a donor’s healthy blood-forming cells and put them into the patient’s bloodstream through veins, where they begin to grow and make potentially healthy new red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Patients receive high doses of chemo in order to prepate the patient for transplant. Then on the dat of transplant, the patient receives the donated cells in a process that is like getting blood or regular medicines through an intravenous method.
What are the types of Bone Marrow Transplant?
An autologous transplant is when a person’s own cells are used. These cells are collected from the patient’s bloodstream and stored for later use. An autologous transplant may be an option for patients with certain disease such as multiple sclerosis, Lymphomas.
An allogeneic transplant is when cells from a family member usually a sibling are used for transplant. This is also called a related donor transplant if the donor is a family member. In some cases when the match is not available in the family, MUD which is matched unrelated donor transplant is carried from various registries in India and around the world.
What is the cost of Bone Marrow Transplant?
The cost mainly depends on few factors such as a haploidentical transplant or a full match treansplant. The cost varies due to the usage of certain immunosuppressant agents in order to prevent GVHD ( Graft vs Host Disease). The cost of BMT for a full match transplant starts from Rs. 10,000,00 ( Ten Lacs) to Rs. 18,00,000(Eighteen Lacs)
What is the stay duration in hospital?
The patient needs to stay for 21 days in the hospital for the procedure and then 15-20 days of regualr follow up is required post discharge.
What is the success rate of Bone Marrow Transplant?
Success rate depends on the patients clinical condition and the disease type. For details, you can connect with a bone marrow transplant specialist and share your case history. You can request for a case reveiw free of cost at 8130077375 from Hematologist.