Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) is a highly advanced procedure that involves transfusion of bone marrow stem cells from a healthy donor to a patient.
"The nature of blood diseases/disorders is either genetic
in nature or acquired due to exposure to several risk factors
including hazardous environment and consumption of adulterated food",said Dr.Sharat Damodar
-HOD& Senior Consultant Hematologist-Bone Marrow Trasplant Unit -Narayana Health City.
He further added," Bone Marrow transplants are now producing high success rates as it is curative in nature and offers hope to patients of a life beyond painful & fatal diseases".
But the challenge lies in finding donors. There are different types of donors. They are: 1. Related donor: bone marrow stem cells from siblings.2. Matched unrelated donor: bone marrow stem cells from non family members.And 3. Haploidentical donor: bone marrow stem cells from father or mother. Not many are volunteering as donors.
We should consider it as our social responsibility to volunteer for donating healthy bone marrow and help patients in need.
Dr. Sharat Damodar said, the donor should not have any apprehensions about the side effects of donating bone marrow.
Cancerous & Genetic diseases which can be cured by Bone Marrow Transplant.
* Leukemia-Type of Blood Cancer.
* Severe Aplastic Anemia-Type of blood disorder.
* Thalassemia-generic disorder of blood.
* Immune deficiency disorders.