Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant Cost in India
More About Allogenic bone marrow transplant
Types of bone marrow transplant
Autologous transplant - When the cells come from your own blood or bone marrow, it is called an autologous transplant
Allogenic transplant - When the cells come from another person, it is called an allogeneic transplant. The donor's immune system markers are closely matched to recipient. The donor may be a relative or a complete stranger.
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Bone marrow transplant can be used in :
In diseases such as leukaemia , aplastic anaemia , sickle cell anaemia , non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and aplastic anemia etc
Restore bone marrow that has been damaged after cancer treatment by total body radiation and high doses of chemotherapy .
Regenerate a new immune system that will fight existing cancers not killed by chemotherapy or radiation
As the treatment of immune system and genetic defects, diabetes, sickle cell disease, and thalassemia, autism etc
Before Transplant :- Before you have a transplant, you physician will discuss the transplant process and all its effects with you.
You will first be evaluated to find out if you are eligible for a transplant.
Many different medical tests will be performed , these might include:
HLA tissue typing
A complete health history and physical exam
Bone marrow biopsy
CT (computed tomography) scan or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Lung function tests, such as a chest x-ray and PFTs
Blood tests, such as a complete blood count, blood chemistry , hepatitis B, CMV, and HIV
Conditioning treatment (chemo and/or radiation therapy)
It’s the first step in the transplant process and typically takes a week or two.
Conditioning is treatment with high-dose chemo and/or radiation therapy.
Doctors use chemotherapy and radiation to destroy bone marrow. This also gets rid of the cancer cells-along with the normal cells-in your bone marrow and the rest of your body. Later, when healthy cells are infused from a donor, those new cells will go to the marrow and be able to take over the job of making new blood cells
This phase of the transplant can be very uncomfortable because very high treatment doses are used. Chemo and radiation have many side effects .
The recovery stage begins after the infusion.
The time taken for normal blood counts is usually about 2 to 6 weeks but varies from individual patient
Right after transplant,the blood counts are the lowest, prophylactic antibiotics are given to prevent from getting infections.
Still, many patients have high fevers due to very few white blood cells (neutropenia), or bleeding from too few platelets (thrombocytopenia).
Transfusions of RBCs and platelets are often needed until the bone marrow starts working and new blood cells are being made.
Factors Affecting Cost Of Transplant
The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like
The hospital, the patient chooses.
Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
Fee for the team of doctors
cost of medications, immunosuppressant drugs, chemo/ radiotherapy
cost for collection process n donor testing
Standard tests and procedure for the recipient
Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure
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