A stem cell transplant, commonly known as a bone marrow transplant, involves the introduction of fresh blood-forming stem cells into a person’s circulation to replace damaged cells. Stem cells are formed in the bone marrow and mature into the many kinds of blood cells found in the body.
This technique has the potential to be a successful treatment for some types of cancer, particularly blood malignancies such as leukaemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. A stem cell transplant may also be utilized to treat some hereditary disorders as well as certain noncancerous blood illnesses.
Transplants to individuals who would not have been able to get them in the past now are provideable, such as the elderly and those with serious medical problems. However, stem cell transplants may be difficult. The procedure preparation phase includes numerous adverse effects, including nausea, diarrhoea, mouth sores, and tiredness.
Furthermore, the immune system remains weakened for a long time following a transplant, which means it no longer works as effectively as it should. People are more vulnerable to a variety of illnesses at this time.
Some individuals are not candidates for stem cell transplantation due to these possible problems.
We realize that the prospect of receiving a stem cell transplant may be overwhelming. You may be concerned about the consequences of your underlying illness as well. As a result, we provide a wide variety of resources and supportive care services before, during, and after the operation to assist you and your carers in meeting the difficulties you may encounter and improving your quality of life.