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Your Guide to Bone Marrow Transplantation in Turkey

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What is a bone marrow transplantation?

Bone marrow transplant also called stem cell transplant or, more specifically, a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

It is a medical treatment where bone marrow is replaced with healthy cells. The replacement cells can come either from your own body or from a donor.

What is a bone marrow transplantation

Why is a bone marrow transplant needed?

The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells into a person.

To help them function properly their function is to make the components of blood.

Bone marrow produces red blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that prevent infection and platelets that control bleeding. The absence of bone marrow can be fatal since it's an essential part of your body.

Why is a bone marrow transplant needed

What are the diseases that may benefit from bone marrow transplant?

When bone marrow stem cells are permanently damaged due to high doses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy during cancer treatments, a bone marrow transplant will be required.

Bone marrow transplant has been used successfully to treat diseases such as Leukemia, Lymphomas, Aplastic anemia, and Immune deficiency disorders.

What are the different types of bone marrow transplants?

There are different types of bone marrow transplants depending on who the donor is.

The different types of BMT include the following:

  1. An autologous stem cell transplant uses healthy blood stem cells from your own body to replace your diseased or damaged bone marrow. An autologous stem cell transplant is also called an autologous bone marrow transplant. Allogeneic bone marrow transplant. The donor shares the same genetic type as the patient.
  2. An allogeneic stem cell transplant uses healthy blood stem cells from a donor to replace bone marrow that is not producing enough healthy blood cells. An allogeneic stem cell transplant is also called an allogeneic bone marrow transplant.

The bone marrow transplant procedure

A stem cell or bone marrow transplant is a long and complicated process that involves 5 main stages.

These stages are:

  1. Tests and examinations – to assess your general level of health.
  2. Harvesting – the process of collecting the stem cells to be used in the transplant, from either you or a donor.
  3. Conditioning – treatment to prepare your body for the transplant.
  4. Transplanting the stem cells.
  5. Recovery – you will need to stay in the hospital for at least a few weeks until the transplant starts to take effect.

What are the side effects that may happen following BMT?

Your risks depend on many factors, including the disease or condition that caused you to need a transplant, the type of transplant, your age, and your overall health.

Possible complications from a bone marrow transplant include:

  • Graft-versus-host disease (a complication of allogeneic transplant only)
  • Stem cell (graft) failure
  • Organ damage
  • Infections
  • Cataracts
  • Infertility
  • New cancers
  • Death

ILAJAK Medical representative can explain the risk of complications from a bone marrow transplant. Together you can weigh the risks and benefits to decide whether a bone marrow transplant is right for you.

Why Turkey should be preferred for bone marrow transplantation?

Turkey has caught the attention of medical services seekers, due to the development and special attention towards this sector noticeable in the establishment of many medical cities, and the available facilities at the medical cities make it easier for the patient as well as the doctor to do a successful operation, in addition to the expertise of the specialist dealing with patients from all over the world.

Bone marrow transplant cost in Turkey

Bone marrow transplant cost varies according to the type of procedure, the cost of a bone marrow transplant in Turkey ranges from 45.000 USD to 100.000 USD.

Best Clinics For Bone Marrow Transplantation in Turkey

ILAJAK Medical, have the best specialist in the field, with the latest equipment making it the best destination for bone marrow transplant in Turkey.

ILAJAK services regarding bone marrow transplantation in Turkey

Starting from FREE consultation, Transportation, interpretation, and follow-up after the completion of the treatment.

In addition to examination and test of the patient’s health along with the compatibility tests required for the procedure, ILAJAK Medical offers all the required services to ensure a very smooth and successful operation.

bone marrow transplant in turkey faqs

Bone marrow transplantation has no age limit for patients, however, it is recommended that donors be 18 to 35 years old.
Yes, like any other complicated treatment bone marrow transplant may include risks.
Yes, a successful bone marrow transplant may cure the underlying disease.
The success rate for bone marrow transplants in non-malignant diseases is 70% - 90% with matched siblings, and 35% to 65 % with foreign donors.

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