Bone marrow transplant for children in Iran
Child Bone marrow transplant is one of the services of Iranmedtour, which is provided by the best surgeons, along with accommodation, translator, companion nurse, and city tour at an affordable price in Iran.
What is a bone marrow transplant (BMT) for children?
A Child bone marrow transplant (BMT) is a treatment for children with certain types of cancer or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to replace a child’s diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow.
A bone marrow transplant also called a stem cell transplant, is a treatment for some types of cancer like leukemia. Stem cells are filtered and then put back into the same child or another sick child. These stem cells will grow and become new and healthy bone marrow. Transplanted stem cells are called the graft.
What is bone marrow transplant?
Stem Cells are the starting point for all the tissues in your body. Your body grows them all the time. So, researchers thought why not put them to work healing damaged tissues like heart muscle or bone.
Rehabilitation and accommodation in Iran after Child Bone Marrow transplant
The rehabilitation process is associated primarily with the restoration of the patient’s immune system. During this period the patient must limit communication and appearance in public places. They should also carefully maintain good personal hygiene. The usage of a protective bandage when leaving the house is recommended. A year after BMT, the patient can take vaccination against certain diseases. During the period of rehabilitation attending, doctors prescribe periodic examinations to monitor the recovery of the body.
Child Preparation for surgery
Before a bone marrow transplant, a patient and a donor have to undergo diagnostic procedures before preventing any complications including Biochemical analysis of blood, tests for glucose, creatinine, total protein, and others. To identify the compatibility, additional examinations are conducted such as histocompatibility (HLA) and blood type; mixed leukocyte reaction; test for chimeric genes, and pregnancy test for female donors. A preliminary course of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer patients is needed to kill cancer cells of hematopoietic tissue. The course of preparation may last for 7-10 days.
What happens after a bone marrow transplant for a child?
After a bone marrow transplant, your child may be at risk for infection, Have some bleeding, Have nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, and extreme weakness or experience some emotional distress. Your child will get supportive care to prevent and treat infections, side effects, and complications. During this time, your child may spend several weeks in the hospital, Be confined to a very clean environment to reduce the chance of infection, Take multiple antibiotics and other medicines, Need blood transfusions, Be given medicine to prevent graft-versus-host disease, Have daily blood tests. The healthcare team will tell you when your child is ready to go home after bone marrow transplant.
Your child bone marrow transplant is managed by a team of specialists in the specialty hospitals of Iran such as Mofid Children’s Hospital or Taleghani Hospital recommended by Silk Road Company. This medical team includes:
• The most expert specialists: oncology, hematology, immunology, and bone marrow transplantation.
• Transplant nurses
• Social worker: This professional will help your family deal with issues.
• Physical therapist
• Pastoral care
• Respiratory therapist
• Lab technicians
• Infectious disease specialist
How much does it cost for bone marrow transplant in Iran compared to other countries?
- A bone marrow transplant for children in the U.S. is expensive and can range from 300,000 to over 800,000 for both the transplant and 3-6 months of care after the transplant. The cost for a bone marrow transplant in Iran is almost 50% lower than in similar clinics in Europe and the USA. Also, accommodation in our country during treatment and the price of necessities such as food and staying in resorts recommended for rehabilitation are significantly lower than in European countries or even other Asian countries.
• Child life specialist
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