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ANOTHER BENCHMARK

BLK Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant completes fastest
1,000 Bone Marrow Transplants in Northern India

BLK Super Speciality Hospital achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing the fastest 1000 Bone Marrow Transplants thus emerging as Asia’s largest BMT Unit.

One year old Najm Aldeen from Yemen was the 1000th patient to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant at BLK. Mr. Nasir Saleh, grandfather of Najm said, “We are thankful to BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Dr. Dharma for giving a new lease of life to our child”. Najm was suffering from Thalassemia major by birth and got his 100% match unrelated donor through a voluntary international registry in Germany.

Achieving a milestone by performing over 1,000 Bone Marrow Transplants during the last decade, BLK Super Speciality Hospital’s Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant released the data related to the types of transplant procedures and treatment of critical diseases such as Leukaemia, Thalassemia and Myeloma. Data shows that majority of patients who underwent BMT were suffering from Leukaemia, Thalassemia and Myeloma.

As per Data released by the Centre, during 2010-2019, the Centre performed 1020 BMT procedures which included treatment of 228 acute Leukaemia, 223 Thalassemia major, 189 multiple Myeloma, 114 severe Aplastic Anaemia, 103 Lymphomas, among others.

Out of these, 740 were Allogenic Transplants with 547 match related donors and 28 match unrelated donors including two cord blood transplants. The Centre also performed 280 Autologous Transplants where the blood stem cells from one’s own body are taken out and given back after very high doses of Chemotherapy. Nearly 160 Haploidentical Transplant was yet another feat accomplished by the Centre.

The patients who underwent the procedures during the last decade admitted that BMT gave them normal active life again. Experts underlined the critical role of Bone Marrow Transplant as a curative option for several critical diseases such as Cancer and Thalassemia.

 

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Dr. Dharma
Choudhary

Sr. Consultant & Director
BLK Centre for
Hemato-oncology &
Bone Marrow Transplant
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi

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