The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has established a new centre for bone marrow transplant and cell therapy.
A clinical procedure replacing an unhealthy bone marble with healthy cells is bone marrow transplantation. It is given among other serious blood-related immune system conditions in patients suffering from blood disorders like leukaemia, myeloma or lymphoma, thalassemia dependent transfusion and sickle-cell disease.
“As patients suffering from either of these diseases are immunocompromised, the pandemic had a huge impact on their treatment. Considering the same, the new centre has been conceptualized to manage the long stay of such patients in a hospital. Similarly, the BMT follow-up OPD has been set up close to the centre for being able to prevent these immunocompromised patients from mixing with other patients and reducing their risk of contracting a secondary infection,” a statement from the hospital read.
The hospital has tied up with stem cell registry DATRI to help patients in need of bone marrow transplants find matching donors.