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12:00 AM, September 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:09 AM, September 20, 2020

Bone marrow transplants offered in Dhaka

Evercare Hospital Dhaka has become the first in Bangladesh to perform all kinds of bone marrow transplants (BMTs), using cutting-edge facilities and expert medical staff to provide BMTs to patients at an affordable cost.

Bone marrow transplants consist of 2 types – autologous and allogeneic. High doses of chemotherapy or radiotherapy or combined radio-chemotherapy are used to eradicate the residual malignancy and to create a space in the bone marrow for the donor stem cells to settle. These donor cells grow into the patient's body and give them a new life. Generally, myeloid cancers need only chemotherapy while lymphoid cancers need radio-chemotherapy.

Recently, new cutting-edge facilities for Total Body Irradiation (TBI) were added to help with BMTs for acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL), lymphoma and other types of cancers. The hospital is conducting allogeneic BMT for leukaemia, lymphoma and aplastic anaemia and offering scope for thalassaemia and other diseases; while work on autologous BMT continues with 18 successful cases already performed.

The hospital also offers high quality flowcytometry, immunohistochemistry, positron emission tomography (PET) scan, plasma exchange and modern blood bank services.

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