Bone Marrow Transplant Cost

A bone marrow transplant is a treatment performed to replace unhealthy bone marrow with a healthy one. Bone marrow a spongy tissue inside the bone, containing the immature cells, termed as the stem cells. These stem cells can develop into:

  • Red blood cells: They help in carrying oxygen throughout the body
  • White blood cells: These help to fight infections  
  • Platelets: They assist in the clotting of blood

The bone marrow gets destroyed by infection, chemotherapy or diseases and can be treated by replacement therapy. The procedure involves transplanting bone stem cells, which then travels to the bone marrow and produce new blood cells, promoting the growth of the new marrow.

There are two types of bone marrow transplant:

  • Autologous transplant: This procedure involves the use of persons owns stem cell.
  • Allogenic transplant: This involves the use of stem cells from a donor.  

Indications for a bone marrow transplant 

A bone marrow transplant is performed in people suffering from 

  • Leukemia
  • Severe blood diseases like thalassemia, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia
  • Multiple myelomas
  • Certain immune deficiency diseases
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Plasma cell disorders
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Primary amyloidosis
  • POEMS syndrome
  • Bone marrow failure syndrome
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