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Blood Stem Cell and Cord Blood Transplants in Children

Blood Stem Cell and Cord Blood Transplants in Children
(Paediatric Oncology and Haematology)

Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML)
This is done using matched sibling bone marrow transplants, stem cell transplants, and cord blood transplants. The moment they go into remission the surgeon will transplant immediately.

Procedures performed at our partner hospital are subject to the same standards
and methods as found in hospitals in the USA and Europe.

Estimated time of stay:

  1. “matched sibling” - 1 month and
  2. “match unrelated” transplants – 2 to 3 months

(Patients can choose to stay longer to recuperate before flying back home)
The leukemia transplant cure rate is approximately 80%.

Success Rate

  1. Low risk transplants (Leukemia in first remission) - 100%
  2. High risk (risk of relapse is very high) – 70% - 80%
  3. Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph glands in children) - around 90%.
  4. Average cure rate – 80%

Transplant History at our partner hospital:

  1. Matched sibling bone marrow transplants – over 1000 cases
  2. Stem Cell transplants – over 1000 cases
  3. Cord Blood transplants – over 1000 cases
  4. Match unrelated bone marrow transplants – 8 cases

Donors: Transplants are most successful when using a sibling as a donor. For patients without siblings, or whose siblings are not an eligible tissue match, a donor may be found on an international registry.