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Hematology & BMT

The Pediatric Hematology & BMT Unit offers the highest standards of clinical excellence for the diagnosis and management of various blood-related disorders and diseases in children. Our expert team specialises in a wide range of state-of-the-art interventions including comprehensive bone marrow transplant facility. We have a dedicated Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, outfitted with the most advanced equipment and technology, to ensure added safety and precision throughout. 

Hematological problems are complex and require a specialized approach. At Surya Hospital, we simplify the management of such disorders by bringing together the expertise of our team.

What is Pediatric Hematology & BMT?

Pediatric Hematology and BMT is a pediatric super speciality that is specifically dedicated to the management of hematological disorders in small children and teens. These conditions can impact the blood and bone marrow, affecting the production and function of its various components.

BMT or bone marrow transplant is a life-saving intervention that aims at replacing the damaged or replenished blood cells by collecting healthy bone marrow from the body of a suitable donor and administering it into the body of the child, to facilitate the development of new blood cells.

Common Hematological conditions that affect children:

Various Hematological Disorders that are seen in kids include:

When should you consider seeing our experts?

The symptoms associated with blood disorders vary widely depending on the type of disorder and its severity. There are, however, some classic symptoms that may indicate the prevalence of a hematological condition and call for the need for proper medical evaluation and treatment.

You should consider seeing our expert if your little one presents with any of the following:

Common diagnostic procedures used by our team

Our experts use a variety of advanced interventions for diagnosing children who are presenting with the symptoms of hematological disorders. Physical examination will be done followed by the assessment of the child’s medical history. Based on these, further tests may be recommended.

Common diagnostic interventions include:

We also offer prenatal testing and screening for newborn screening for babies who are at a high risk of developing blood disorders owing to inherited genetic abnormalities.

Treatments for Pediatric Hematology and BMT:

Our facility provides a comprehensive spectrum of pediatric hematological treatments and interventions. These are some examples:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Blood Disorders be passed from parents to children?

Yes, certain blood disorders like Hemophilia, Thalassemia and sickle cell anemia can be inherited, i.e. they may be passed down from the parents to the children. 

Are all Blood Disorders potentially life-threatening?

Certain Blood Disorders like iron deficiency anemia, are not generally life-threatening, whereas others like leukemia can be linked to serious, often life-threatening complications without proper treatment. 

Is it possible for a child to lead a normal life after BMT?

In the majority of cases, the child can lead a long, healthy and fulfilling life after BMT procedures. The prognosis generally varies depending on the severity of the condition for which the procedure is being performed. 

How can BMT help a child with Blood Disorders?

Bone marrow transplant is a life-saving procedure that can help your little one in the following ways:

  • It helps in the treatment/management of serious blood disorders
  • It helps to restore normal immune response 
  • It helps to manage symptoms and prevent their progression
  • It can help to slow down the progress of life-threatening disorders
Can a sibling be a BMT Donor for a child?

Yes, siblings can be BMT Donors in the majority of the cases. In fact, they are the best choice as there is high HLA compatibility. 

Still have questions?

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