Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow is the soft, spongy fatty tissue inside the bones where blood cells are developed and stored. Stem cells are immature cells in the bone marrow that are needed in bone marrow transplant.

Diseases that can be Treated

Non-Malignant Disease

  • AML
  • High risked, relapsed or refractory ALL
  • CML
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Relapsed or refractory Lymphomas
  • Neuroblastomas
  • Ewing's Sarcoma

Non-Malignant Disease

  • Thalassemia
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Severe Autoimmune and Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Inherited metabolic Diseases

Types of Bone Marrow Transplants

Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant : Stem cells are taken from an individual's own marrow to be used for their own transplant.

Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant : The donor is selected based on the compatibility of the HLA typing (genetic match) of the donor and that of the patient.

Who Can Donate ?

1. Siblings (Matched related donor) : Brothers or sisters are the best choice as donors, provided that their HLA type matches with that of the recipient.

2. Parent/Children (Haploidentical stem cell transplant) : A haploid-identical match is when the donor is a parent, and the genetic match is at least half identical to the recipient.

3. Unrelated Bone Marrow Transplants (UBMT) or Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD) :The matched marrow or stem cells are from an unrelated donor, who has been found through bone marrow registries.

4. Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant : Stem cells are taken from an umbilical cord immediately after delivery of an infant. The stem cells are tested, typed, counted, and frozen until they are needed for a transplant.

Our Doctors

Dr. Abhijeet Ganapule

Dr. Abhijeet Ganapule

MBBS MD, DM (Clinical Hematology), DNB (Hematology)
(Consultant Hemato-Oncologist )

Vast experience in Clinical Adult and Paediatric Hematoncology.Presented and published papers at national and internationallevel conferences and journals

Dr. Nilesh Dhamne

Dr. Nilesh Dhamne

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), DNB (Medical Oncology)
(Consultant Medical and Pediatric, Oncologist and Hemato-oncologist, Bone Marrow Transplant Physician)

Has served the hospitals from Mumbai and the USA Done research work at a hospital in Pittsburgh, USA Expertise in adult and pediatric solid & Hematology malignancies Involved in more than 100 bone marrow transplants over last four years at Medanta hospital Gurgaon