Bone Marrow Transplant

What is Bone Marrow Transplant?

The main treatment in childhood leukemias is medication. After a total of 3-3.5 years of chemotherapy, up to 85% of healing is achieved. In cases where there is no response to treatment and in some special cases, bone marrow transplantation can be applied (5-10%).

Bone marrow transplantation

Basics of Treatment

The basic principle in bone marrow transplantation is that the main-stem cells that provide the production of blood cells are taken from healthy individuals (donor-donor) and given to the leukemia patient. Thus, normal blood production is achieved. 1 year after the transplant, children with leukemia can regain their health and return to their normal life.

Bone marrow transplantation

Success Rate

As the world’s advanced hematology centers in bone marrow transplant was successfully performed in Turkey. Although it varies according to the type of leukemia and suitability of the donor, the results are positive. Success is achieved between 43% and 83%.

Bone marrow transplantation

Side effects

Various serious complications can occur during and after the preparation of the bone marrow transplant of the recipient leukemia patient. In the late period, leukemia or various types of cancer may occur 5 times more than normal people.

Bone Marrow Main-Stem Cell Sources

  • Tissue groups (HLA) are from suitable siblings or rarely from other family members (ALLOGENIC).
  • Tissue groups (HLA) are appropriate nonrelated donors (via the Bone Marrow Tissue Knowledge Base).
  • Freezing of the patient’s own bone marrow and giving it when necessary.
  • The main-stem cells in the blood circulating in our veins are collected with a special method and given to the patient.
  • Umbilical Cord Blood: Use of blood collected from the placenta rich in the mother-stem cells of the newborn sibling.
Turkey present in bone marrow and stem cell bank is backed by the state’s policies. Every year, thousands of people seeking healing are given stem cell treatment both domestically and abroad, and marrow transplantation is successfully carried out.