The blood and bone marrow transplantation center at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India has performed over 700 transplants with an excellent success rate. Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India is also a trusted name in BMT for international patients, as the hospital has not just a highly qualified BMT team, but also very stringent infection control norms which are critical for BMT patients. BMT treatment is available at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata at Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
What are Stem Cells?
Blood cells grow in the same way as other human cells. They develop in the bone marrow from a parent cell known as "stem cell". These stem cells begin to divide and mature until they are fully developed, forming all the different types of blood cells : white cells, platelets and red blood cells. Stem cells are usually found inside the bone marrow spaces of large bones, however, they can also travel from bone to bone to other by way of blood system. A very small percentage of the white blood cells circulating through our veins are stem cells.
There is no surgery involved in Transplant, for the patient or donor. It is very safe procedure for a donor. Nothing is lost permanently in the body e.g. as in kidney Transplant. Stem cells regenerate in few days. For the same reason there are over 1 crore (10 million) volunteer donors for stem cell transplant in USA. Stem Cells are infused into the patient through a live Blood Transfusion.