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Bone Marrow Transplantation
Who should consider undergoing the procedure?
How long is the length of stay for Bone Marrow Transplantation?
How is the procedure performed?
What are the post-operative precautions?
What are the common complications?
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Who should consider undergoing the procedure?
The patient who suffers from leukemia, aplastic anemia and some immune deficiency syndromes in which the bone marrow stem malfunction.
Patients who had large doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation that damaged both normal and abnormal bone marrow cells.

Those patients may need the Bone Marrow Transplantation.
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How long is the length of stay for Bone Marrow Transplantation?
Generally, Bone Marrow Transplantation requires 4-8 weeks in an isolated special department in hospital. Follow up will be done afterwards
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How is the procedure performed?
The new bone marrow may come from the donor (usually a first degree relative).
The new bone marrow infused into the patient must match the genetic makeup of the patient's as perfectly as possible to avoid Graft versus Host Disease.

Before the procedure, test will be carried out to ensure the patient is physically capable of undergoing a transplant. The patient's diseased bone marrow is destroyed and healthy marrow is infused through blood-stream.
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What are the post-operative precautions?
While new bone marrow getting in place, infection and excessive bleeding can happen.
Patient may suffer from weakness and fatigue. Antibiotics, platelets and blood transfusions will be given to prevent infection and counteract bleeding. Blood samples will be taken daily to check engraftment has occurred and monitor organ function.

When the transplanted bone marrow finally engrafts and begins producing normal blood cells, antibiotics may gradually be taken off, blood and platelet transfusions will no longer be required.
Once bone marrow produces a sufficient number of healthy red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, patient will be discharged from the hospital.

Then, patient continues recovery at home for 2-4 months, and usually returns to full-time work after four months. During this period, patient's white blood cells are often too few to provide normal protection against viruses and bacteria. Public Contact is restricted. The patients usually wear protective masks when outside.
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What are the common complications?
Complications can develop after a bone marrow transplant such as infection, bleeding, graft-versus-host disease, or liver disease, that add an extra discomfort. Pain is controlled by analgesics.
In some cases, mouth sores can develop that make eating and swallowing painful.
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Procedure Request:

Please fill the Application Form yourself OR with the help of your treating doctor and e-mail it to medicaltravel@travelchoiceeg.com; Place 'Bone Marrow Transplantation Request' into the subject of your e-mail.

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