Narayana Health City with over 300 successful Bone Marrow Transplants to its credit, today, showcased the efficacy of this treatment modality with over 80% success rate for curing cancerous and genetic blood diseases.
Cancerous and genetic diseases which can be cured by Bone Marrow Transplant are leukaemia , severe Aplastic anaemia which is a type of blood disorder, Thalassemia and Immune deficiency disorders.
Bone Marrow Transplant is a highly advanced procedure that involves transfusion of bone marrow stem cells from a healthy donor to a patient. In the last few years, it has emerged as an effective and long term cure for diseases such as Leukaemia, Thalassemia and Aplastic Anaemia which earlier were not curable. There are three sources of donors from where the bone marrow can be collected. These are related donor, matched unrelated donor and haploidentical donor.
“The nature of blood diseases/ disorders is either genetic in nature or acquired due to exposure to several risk factors including hazardous environment and consumption of adulterated food”, said, Dr. Sharat Damodar – HOD & senior consultant Hematologist - Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Narayana Health City.
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“Bone Marrow Transplants are now producing high success rates as it is curative in nature and offers hope to patients of a life beyond painful and fatal diseases. However in India, it is a challenge to find donors and we should consider it as our social responsibility to volunteer for donating healthy bone marrow and help patients in need,” he added.
The team of experts also presented and shared cases of patients who were in remission for five years and leading a disease free life post Bone Marrow Transplantation.
The Narayana Health City has India’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant Unit with around 30 per cent of patients coming from overseas. The unit was established with a vision to make this treatment affordable to the common man. Since then the BMT unit has completed more than 300 bone marrow transplants with 70 per cent of them being allogeneic stem cell transplants.
Narayana Health , formerly Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals founded by Dr. Devi Shetty has 26 hospitals across 16 cities with total of 6900 beds. The flagship hospital at NH Health City in Bengaluru has India’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Dialysis unit with tertiary care expertise in Liver, Kidney and Heart transplants. The Group has one of the largest tele-medicine networks, and has performed the highest number of heart surgeries in the world. Narayana Health is transforming healthcare delivery through process innovation.
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