Organ Transplants

Organ Transplants

Bone Marrow Transplant

The program provides transplant as a treatment option for a variety of acquired and congenital disorders of children and young adults including acute and chronic blood conditions like haematopoietic malignancies, anaemias and bleeding disorders; and inherited immune deficiency syndromes and metabolic diseases.  the expert team specializes in performing allogeneic and autologous bone marrow, peripheral stem cell and umbilical cord blood transplants and provides best possible care to the patients.

The Bone Marrow Transplant unit has HEPA filters that provide air free of microorganisms within the unit. The plan of the unit is designed to provide the maximum care and prevention of infections.

A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into your body to replace your damaged or diseased bone marrow. A bone marrow transplant is also called a stem cell transplant.

You might need a bone marrow transplant if your bone marrow stops working and does not produce enough healthy blood cells.

Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant).

Types

  •  Autologous stem cell transplant
  •  Allogeneic stem cell transplant
 

If a transplant using your own stem cells (autologous transplant) is planned, you'll undergo a procedure called apheresis to collect blood stem cells.

Before apheresis, you'll receive daily injections of growth factor to increase stem cell production and move stem cells into your circulating blood so that they can be collected.

During apheresis, blood is drawn from a vein and circulated through a machine. The machine separates your blood into different parts, including stem cells. These stem cells are collected and frozen for future use in the transplant. The remaining blood is returned to your body.

If you're having a transplant using stem cells from a donor (allogeneic transplant), you will need a donor. Once a donor is found, stem cells are gathered from that person for the transplant.

Stem cells can come from your donor's blood or bone marrow. Your transplant team decides which is better for you based on your situation.

Another type of allogeneic transplant uses stem cells from the blood of umbilical cords (cord blood transplant). Mothers can choose to donate umbilical cords after their babies' births. The blood from these cords is frozen and stored in a cord blood bank until needed for a bone marrow transplant.

The conditioning processes

After you complete your pretransplant tests and procedures, you begin a process known as conditioning. During conditioning, you'll undergo chemotherapy and possibly radiation to:

  •  Destroy cancer cells if you are being treated for a malignancy
  •  Suppress your immune system
  •  Prepare your bone marrow for the new stem cells

The type of conditioning process you receive depends on a number of factors, including your disease, overall health and the type of transplant planned. You may have both chemotherapy and radiation or just one of these treatments as part of your conditioning treatment.

 

Below given cost are estimated, duration of treatment and required medical test may be variable according to your medical condition.

Procedure Cost Range in India (USD) Days in India Required Medical Test
Bone marrow transplant: autologous $15000 - $25500 25 – 30 days
Outside the 60 days
Total 90 Days
Blood test, Chest x-ray, PET Scan, Heart tests and bone marrow biopsy
Bone marrow transplant: allogenic $22000 – $33000 40 days
Outside the 50 days
Total 90 Days
Blood test, Chest x-ray, PET Scan, Heart tests and bone marrow biopsy