If the stem cells will be from the donor's blood (PBSC), the doctor will stick a needle in the donor's large vein or veins in the arms. A machine will receive blood from the vein. This machine will spin the blood so that the stem cells are concentrated. The rest of the blood will be given back to the donor. The doctor will cover the puncture wounds with bandages. This procedure may require more than one blood donation. The donor may also be required to take pills that cause more stem cells from the bone marrow to go into the blood.
The donated stem cells will be filtered. Next, the doctor will administer the cells through a small, flexible tube, called a catheter, into one of your large veins.
Immediately after procedure the donor will recover quickly. You, the recipient, will be placed in isolation. This is to avoid infection until the new stem cells in the bone marrow begin to produce infection-fighting cells.
How Long Will It Take?
- BMT—About 30 minutes
- PBSC—several hours
- Recipient—several hours
Average Hospital Stay
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. A list of possible complications may include infection—until the donor blood-forming cells begin to function, rejection of the donor stem cells. However stem cell transplant is usually avoided if you have disease of the heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys.
Heal Wheel India’s role in your surgical trip …
A team of well trained professionals would take care of all your post operative care. You would be given medicines that keep your immune system low to decrease the chance of transplant rejection, antibiotics to prevent infection and platelets, plasma, and red blood cell transfusions to prevent bleeding and anemia. You may have to undergo frequent blood tests to monitor whether the new stem cells in the bone marrow are taking hold or being rejected
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