Paediatric BMT Program

At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, we take pride in having a dedicated and experienced bone marrow transplant team that provides comprehensive care for our patients. Our team includes specialized team of Pediatric hematologists/Oncologists, Pediatric intensivists who provide exceptional care for our young patients. Our Pediatric team is committed to providing compassionate and family-centered care for children undergoing bone marrow transplant, ensuring that they receive the support and attention they need throughout the entire treatment process. 

Pediatric bone marrow transplant (BMT) is a complex medical procedure that involves the replacement of a child's diseased or damaged bone marrow with healthy stem cells. The new stem cells can help produce new blood cells and treat various conditions such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and genetic disorders. 

Types of Paediatric BMT :

There are two types of BMT for children:  

Autologous Transplantation And Allogeneic Transplantation.  

Autologous transplantation involves using the child's own stem cells, while allogeneic transplantation uses stem cells from a compatible donor. The type of transplantation used depends on the child's specific condition, age, and other factors, and will be determined by the child's healthcare team. 

Indications : 

Pediatric BMT is indicated for various conditions such as  

  • Leukaemia 
  • Lymphoma 
  • Aplastic anemia 
  • Sickle cell disease 
  • Other genetic disorders that affect the bone marrow's ability to produce healthy blood cells.  

However, not all children with these conditions are eligible for BMT, and the decision to undergo BMT is based on various factors such as the child's age, overall health, and the stage of the disease. 

Side Effects: 

Pediatric BMT carries significant risks and potential side effects. During the treatment, the child may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, and decreased appetite. Long-term risks include infection, graft-versus-host disease, organ damage, and infertility. The healthcare team will carefully monitor the child's condition and manage any side effects or complications that may arise. 

Preparing Your Child for BMT: 

Preparing your child for BMT is a crucial part of the process. It involves various steps, including a medical evaluation, counseling, and education about the procedure, hospitalization, and recovery. Parents can help their child by creating a positive and supportive environment, addressing their fears and concerns, and ensuring their emotional and mental well-being. 

Life After BMT 

Life after BMT involves a long-term follow-up and management plan to monitor the child's progress and prevent complications such as infection and graft-versus-host disease. The child may need to continue taking medications, undergoing regular medical checkups, and making lifestyle modifications such as avoiding exposure to infections and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. The child's healthcare team will work closely with the family to provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the post-transplant period. 

Our pediatric bone marrow transplant team works closely with parents and caregivers to develop a customized treatment plan that meets the unique needs of each child. We understand that undergoing bone marrow transplant can be a challenging experience for children and their families, and we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support to ensure a successful outcome. 

At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, we are committed to delivering world-class healthcare services that meet the needs of our patients and their families. With our experienced and dedicated bone marrow transplant team, we strive to provide the best possible outcomes for every patient, including our young patients.