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Which Diseases Does Stem Cell Transplant Cure?

Stating that stem cell transplantation is recommended for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, bone marrow failure that do not respond to the treatments, Yeditepe University Hospitals Internal Diseases and Hematology Specialist Associate Professor Hasan Atilla Özkan said: – –

Stem cell transplantation, or popularly known as “bone marrow transplant,” is used in the treatment of blood or other organ cancers and various non-cancerous diseases by obtaining stem cells from bone marrow, circulating blood or umbilical cord thanks to new technologies. ”

What is Blood Stem Cell?

Stating that there are cells in blood stem cells, bone marrow, surrounding blood and umbilical cord blood that have the capacity to regenerate and transform into different cells for life, Associate Professor Doctor Hasan Atilla Özkan said, Those are immature blood cells that can turn into leukocytes and platelets, red blood cells (erythrocytes) carry oxygen to the organs. ” White blood cells are involved in fighting inflammation. Platelets also play a role in the control of bleeding. ‘’

What is Stem Cell Transplant?

Saying that a healthy bone marrow and the presence of blood cells are essential for life, Özkan said, “Some diseases can affect the bone marrow and prevent it from functioning. Bone marrow or stem cell transplant; It is the process of collecting healthy stem cells from one person to another (allogeneic) or one’s own (autologous) cells beforehand and transferring them to them later. ”

Diseases Where Transplantation Can Be Resorted

The disease groups in which stem cell transplantation is performed predominantly constitute the common types of blood cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. Also; Diseases that cause bone marrow failure, some organ cancers and hereditary diseases such as thalassemia (Mediterranean anemia), which are very common in our country, and some immune system diseases are also important areas of use.

About Yeditepe University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic

Yeditepe University Bone Marrow Clinic has been successfully working since 2006. The center provides services with its technological infrastructure at international standards and its experienced team. In addition to treatment services, it is aimed to increase the quality of life of patients.
In Yeditepe University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic, all the services that patients need, including transplantation, are provided together with outpatient and inpatient treatments. In addition to the duration of the treatment of the patients, close follow-ups before and after their discharge are carried out by their physicians and social-psychological support teams.
Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic is a member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation / EBMT.

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