Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation
Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation is the process of replacing the bone marrow of the patient with a new bone marrow taken from a donor or the patient himself.
Bone marrow transplants are most commonly performed in cases of leukemia, recurrent lymphoma and solid tumors after high doses of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The department treats both adult and pediatric patients. Treatment is done in the department of transplantation in the hospital, in the outpatient clinics or both. A wide range of diseases can be treated, such as aortic diseases, aplastic anemia, immune deficiencies (such as thalassemia major) and Gaucher’s disease.
- Bone marrow transplantation from the patient himself (autologous)
- Bone marrow transplantation from a donor (allogenic):
The donor is another person who carries same genetic tissues as the receiver (the one who needs a transplant). In addition, since the type of the tissues is most probably inherited, like hair and eye color, the receiver can find the suitable donor within his family. However, this occurs only in 25%-30% of all cases.
We understand the complexity of these types of operations, whose success depends on multiple factors including: the accuracy of extraction of the bone marrow, the technique of its transfer to the patient, and post-cultivation care to prevent any complications. Our goal is to provide innovative and technologically advanced treatments to our patients, as well as the presence of advanced technology laboratories for our research of new and effective medical solutions.