Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant
Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Shifa International hospitals Ltd. takes pride in offering comprehensive services under the supervision of Internationally trained Consultants and an integrated team for nursing care, technical support, HLA typing, Stem cell storage and processing, Apheresis services, among others.
The Bone Marrow transplant started in 2009. Since its inception more than 250 patients have benefitted from the program – bringing a ray of light to several families in Pakistan and abroad.
The BMT team has been managing most challenging cases in the region including high-risk malignancies (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Germ Cell Tumors) and benign hematologic diseases (Aplastic Anemia, Thalassemia, PNH, etc.)
We have expanded the number of beds to attend to Pediatric cases. This has enabled in increasing our capacity from 50 transplants to 100 transplants a year.
Highlights of Shifa BMT Program
Types Of Transplant
An autologous transplant involves high-dose chemotherapy followed by infusion of the patient’s own previously collected peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow. The chemotherapy treatments are given to eliminate cancer cells in the body. Infusion of new marrow or peripheral blood stem cells replaces the marrow destroyed by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
An allogeneic transplant involves high-dose chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, followed by infusion of donor bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells. The marrow or stem cells come from an appropriately HLA (immune)-matched related or unrelated donor.
Haploidentical Donor Transplantation
This procedure uses HLA half-matched (haplotype) donors such as biological parents, children, or half-matched siblings for allogeneic transplantation. The ability to use haploidentical donors is of special relevance to patients who do not have HLA-matched sibling or unrelated donor options.
Process Flow Of Bone Marrow Transplant
- Investigations & Tests
- Blood Tests
- Chest and Skeletal Survey (X-Rays)
- CT and PET Scans (if required)
- Echocardiogram & ECG
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration
- 24hrs Urine Test
• Harvesting of Stem cells
• Infusion of Stem cells