Issues bone marrow transplant, which we are concerned

Вопросы пересадки костного мозга, которые нас волнуют

About the process of bone marrow transplantation and method of its use, we told the Professor, Dr. Bulent Antmen specialist pediatric Hematology-Oncology Acıbadem hospital in Adana.

At what diseases use this method? Bone marrow transplantation has an important place in the treatment of congenital blood disorders. The first group includes diseases of the blood, called leukemia. This is the first treatment option for some types of ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and the only option for the treatment of diseases such as aplastic anemia, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and other rare blood diseases. Also, this same method of treatment used in cases of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancer of the lymph node.

Who can get bone marrow? If it is suitable for treating the disease, cord blood can be obtained from any person – from the brothers and sisters of the patient, relatives or non-relatives. In some cases, a bone marrow of the patient.

Can be affected donor in some way? Contrary to existing beliefs, in fact, the procedure does not harm the donor. However, children under 2 and adults over 60 years are not accepted as donors for bone marrow transplantation.

What is a transplant? When performing this procedure, the patient receiving the bone marrow must also be prepared. All the cells of the bone marrow of the patient must be destroyed with drugs and radiation is a free space for new cells. On the last day of training process, which takes an average of 7-8 days is bone marrow transplantation, the method of introducing new stem cells intravenously Carter, called “Hickman catheter”. Transplanted stem cells choose an area where there is bone marrow, and deposited in them. And with adequate nutrition, are reproduced, as the seeds in the soil.

What patients can expect after the transplant? 14 days after transplantation is crucial to determine whether reproduced or not reproduced the injected cells. If the reproduction is started, the transplant is considered successful. The patient is contained in a sterile environment for 30-40 days, to see indicators of blood could reach a certain level.

Who is Professor Dr. Bülent Antmen: (Bulent Antmen)

Ali Bülent Antmen, M. D., PhD (MD, PhD)

Professor of pediatric Hematology and Oncology

The Director of the children’s Department of bone marrow transplantation and pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Acıbadem hospital, Adana

Currently, Dr. Antman works in the Department of pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Center of hemophilia, and Director, division of transplantation hematopoietic stem cells in the hospital Acıbadem Adana city.

About the network of hospitals Acıbadem

To date, the network of clinics Acıbadem consists of 21 modern multidisciplinary clinic and 16 outpatient clinics, represented in 4 countries. Thanks to its advanced technology, equipment and experts, all of Acıbadem hospitals network correspond to the world standards and are centres of medical excellence, providing a wide range of services in all medical fields. First and foremost is the diagnosis and treatment of cancer (11 centres with the use of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy), heart disease (16 centers cardiac pathologies) and infertility (13 centres fertilization). Also in the network of clinics provides services organ transplant (liver transplant, kidney, bone marrow), there are 9 spinal centers and 1 center for sports medicine (accredited by FIFA), and 6 centres of robotic, having both national and international accreditation.

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