Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for disorder such as myeloma, lymphoma & certain autoimmune disorders

An autologous stem cell transplant is a procedure that uses person’s own stem cells to replace the cells that have been damaged by various disorders such as Myeloma, Lymphoma and certain autoimmune disorders. A network of Hematologists, bone marrow transplant surgeons, physicians and paediatricians are involved in providing super-speciality care to the patient.

Matched Sibling Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for disorders such as acute & chronic leukemia, aplastic anemia, thalassemia

Many a times there is non-availability of a matched donor for a patient and certain disorders such as acute and chronic Leukemia, aplastic anaemia and thalassemia usually thrive well on donor bone marrows such as form siblings which is called Matched sibling stem cell transplantation. An integrated team comprising of haematologists, transplant surgeon, physician and the paediatrician is involved from patient care throughout the cure process as well as the care of the donor until recovery and beyond.

Haploidentical or half match transplant from parent or child when a matched sibling is not available Matched Unrelated Transplant through worldwide donor registries

Less fortunate ones who donot have a matched donor either from the parent or their sibling usually die due to lack of donors for a cause treatable with bone marrow transplant. Access to the new worldwide network with a bone marrow registry enables to search for a compatible donor for such patients. Such matches can be haploidentical or half a match for the recipient. Such a facility is enabled in our hospital.

Chemotherapy & targeted therapy for a number of blood cancers

Leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma are some of the most common types of cancers that affect the hematopoietic system of the human body. Chemotherapeutic drugs are annti-cancer agents that target the cancerous cells and destroy them by inhibition of mitosis or cell division and growth promoting agents. There are many chemotherapeutic drugs of varying potency, targeting different types of cancer. Our skilled oncologists assess our patients and determine the right drug with dosage for treatment of their cancers.

Management & counseling for non-cancerous blood disorders such as thalassemia, aplastic anemia, iron deficiency anemia, immune thrombocytopenia

There are many disorders of the blood that increase the mortality and morbidity of humans which are not cancerous in origin. Such disorders occur due to disorder in the hematopoietic system leading to abnormal or inadequate synthesis from the bone marrow. Such disorders are namely,

  • Thalassemia – a Genetic disorder where the haemoglobin synthesis is grossly hampered in various degrees.
  • ApalsticAnemia – Where due to some primary cause, mostly, the bone marrow stops to produce all types of blood cells – RBC, WBC and platelets.
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia – Where the haemoglobin is inefficient in carrying oxygen in the blood due to decreased concentration of iron in the body.
  • Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia- A disorder where body’s own cells attack the platelets leading to their deficiency.

Such diseases are very hard to comprehend for a layman and more difficult for the patient to go through without being able to understand what is happening to him, Our counsellors make sure the patient is well educated and informed regarding their condition, treatment and complications, and the do’s and don’ts while undergoing the treatment. Our team of skilled haematologists provides our patients with the best plan of management.

Technology

HEPA filter rooms: State-of-the-art closed and dedicated 6 bedded Bone Marrow Transplant Unit with special positive pressure rooms with HEPA filters for infection prevention. Chemotherapy Inpatient Unit: This unit is fully equipped with trained nurses specially trained for administering chemotherapy Chemotherapy Daycare Unit: Fully equipped daycare unit for quick and safe administration of chemotherapy Hematopathology: Expert lab services and trained personnel available including services such as bone marrow examination, flowcytometry, immunochistiochemistry etc. Blood Bank and Apheresis Unit: A state-of-the-art blood bank with 24/7 availability of all services and all kinds of blood products. Automated Grouping cross matching-ImmucoreNeo, Individual Donor technology NAT-Navartis, Comtec Apheresis equipment with platelet apheresis, stem cell and therapeutic procedure on single platform, Integrated dry chemistry analyzer