Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), Pediatric BMT for treatment of sickle cell disease at World Class Hospitals in India
Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant is the largest in India and among the biggest in Asia. A stand alone dedicated facility, equipped with ultra‐modern infrastructure nd internationally trained, widely experienced faculty. The Centre is supported by state‐of‐the‐art laboratory services and transfusion services, along with a fully equipped radiation oncology unit with facility for total body irradiation.
In a short span of last few years, our affiliated BMT centre has done more than 500 transplants with > 80 Percent success rate. including India’s first Multiple Donor Transplant. Each BMT treatment room is supported by separate HEPA filter with triple level air filtration. Transplants are routinely performed for children as well as adults. The centre is credited with Delhi’s First MUD (Match Unrelated Donor) Transplant.
This is the only hospital with a dedicated 24 bed BMT unit with Pediatric ICUs and the back up of best in class radiation and medical oncology services.
The Centre offers both allogenic and autologous transplant using bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells and cord blood stem cells for various benign and malignant disorders like Thalassemia, Aplastic Anaemia, Leukemia, Lymphomas, Multiple Myelomas and Advanced Paediatric Solid Tumors.
What is Bone Marrow Transplant/Stem Cell Transplant?
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT/SCT) is a medical procedure being used to treat diseases once thought incurable. Bone marrow transplantation (also known as stem cell transplantation) involves harvesting healthy stem cells from the donor to replenish the bone marrow of the patient. The new stem cells take over the production of the blood cells. It is the 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 Bone Marrow Transplant/Stem Cell Transplant?
Stem cell transplant is a curative treatment for various diseases:
- Thalassemia & Sickle cell disease.
- Aplastic anemia.
- Leukemia’s (ALL, AML, CML, CLL).
- Multiple myeloma.
- High grade lymphoma’s.
- Wilm’s tumor.
- High grade sarcoma’s.
Types of Stem Cell Transplant
- Allogenic transplant (from a donor).
- Autologous transplant (from self)
- Sibling Donor Transplant.
- Match Unrelated Donor.
- Haplo‐ identical Transplant.
- Cord Blood Transplant
- Allogeneic BMT involves using the stem cells of a donor.
- The donor may be a relative, usually a brother or sister, or an unrelated (anonymous) donor.
- The donor needs to be Histocompatible Leukocyte antigen (HLA) match.
BMT is the only treatment that can cure sickle cell disease, but only 20-30 percent of patients who need one have a matching sibling to donate bone marrow for them. BMT has been used to cure a variety of malignant (blood cancers) and immune system diseases for 30 years. For the past 20 years, BMT has been used to treat and cure children with sickle cell disease. Our Sickle Cell team is closely integrated with our BMT team. We have the ability to guide parents through this difficult decision because of the expertise in both the sickle cell program and the BMT division.
Treatments of Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes blood cells to become hard, sticky and shaped like a sickle or "C." As a result, while traveling through the blood vessels, cells may become stuck and block the flow of blood throughout the body. This may cause a variety of symptoms and medical problems, including bacterial infections, pain, tissue damage, stroke and anemia. Blocked blood flow also can cause damage to the spleen, kidneys and liver.
How to get started ?
The patient should have a related and matching donor. The following tests should be done for both patient and the related donor and also please email the reports to us for opinion by India's leading specialist doctors.
1) HLA typing
2) Serum Ferritin Report
3) Blood screening Report
Cost Estimate for Bone Marrow Transplant at World Class Hospital in India
Cost Estimate for Bone Marrow Transplant in India is 37000 to 40000 US Dollars stay in a Private Room where a Companion can stay with the patient surgeon fee, medicines and consumables, nursing care, food and Airport Pick & Drop.
What people say about us
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