Bone Marrow Transplant - Surya Hospitals

Bone Marrow Transplant

Overview

Bone marrow is a soft tissue in the bone which produces stem cells. These stem cells further produce blood cells, that is, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A bone marrow transplant is required when the bone marrow is unable to produce healthy blood-producing stem cells, due to disease processes like cancer, thalassemia, immunodeficiency etc.

Surya Mother and Child Super Specialty Hospital, Pune is one of the advanced and best hospitals in India. With more than 3 decades of continuous service to the mothers and children, we have stepped into paediatrics bone marrow transplant. Our team of highly experienced paediatric oncologists and surgeons provide complete care to the children requiring the transplant. With us, your child receives complete treatment, care, and recovery
under one roof.

Why Bone Marrow Transplant is Required?

A bone marrow transplant is required when the bone marrow is unable to produce healthy stem cells. These stem cells are responsible for producing white blood cells which are important for immune function. This usually occurs in the below conditions:

  1. Leukaemia.
  2. Thalassaemia.
  3. Lymphomas.
  4. Primary Immune Deficiency.
  5. Aplastic Anemia

In the above conditions, the bone marrow cells are depleted. A stem cell transplant helps in regenerating new cells from the old cells and helps your body to get rid of cancer cells. These stem cells can either be collected from your child or a donor.

What are the Types of Bone Marrow Transplant?

The procedure is of the 2 types:

  1. Autologous bone marrow transplant: If the transplant is performed by using the stem cells of your child, it is called an autologous bone marrow transplant.
  2. Allogenic bone marrow transplant: If the transplant is performed by using the stem cells of a donor, it is called an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Donors for allogenic transplant can be 1) a family member 2) a matched unrelated donor or 3) cord blood stem cells.

What Happens Before the Transplant?

  1. Based on the type of transplant, either your child or the donor will be injected with medicines to transfer stem cells from bone marrow to the bloodstream.
  2. The stem cells will be collected and stored in a frozen place.
  3. A conditioning treatment will be given to your child to kill most of the bone barrow cells and reduce the immunity so as to make place for donor stem cells.

What Happens During the Transplant?

  1. A conditioning treatment will be given to your child to kill most of the bone barrow cells and reduce the immunity so as to make place for donor stem cells.
  2. The doctor will also monitor the vitals during the entire procedure.
  3. Your child may experience temporary side effects such as nausea, headache, or shortness of breath.

What Happens After the Transplant?

  1. Once the transplant is done, the stem cells in your child’s body will start grafting to the bone marrow in 2-4 weeks and start producing healthy blood cells.
  2. A conditioning treatment will be given to your child to kill most of the bone barrow cells and reduce the immunity so as to make place for donor stem cells.
  3. The child may also receive transfused red blood cells, platelets, and nutrition.
  4. Based on the condition, your child may also require to stay in the hospital for a few weeks until the immune system starts functioning.

We Are Here!

Surya Mother and Child Super Specialty Hospital, Pune is dedicated to making your child’s life healthier and happier. We are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, highly skilled and experienced pediatric oncologists, doctors, and nurses, to take well care of your child around the clock before, during, and after the transplant.

To Book an Appointment click here or contact us


Our Specialists

Dr. Sandeep Bartakke

MD, MRCPCh (UK), Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (Canada)

Consultant Pediatric Hemato - Oncologist

Mon to Sat 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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