Thalassemia Transplant in India
Thalassemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells and the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is reduced (an important protein in the red blood cell). Bone marrow transplants (also known as stem cell transplants) can be used to treat thalassemia.
Bone marrow transplantation replaces the patient’s bone marrow with transplanted bone marrow and/or stem cells. The creation of normal red blood cells is enabled by replacing the old bone marrow with new healthy cells. To transplant new healthy cells, the old ones must first be killed with chemotherapy or radiation before the new ones can be implanted.