Sania, a four-year-old was the only child (with no matched sibling) and her parents were economicallychallenged, they could not afford a donor from outside India. Dr. Sunil Bhat, Consultant, PediatricHematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation from Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center thus decided to go ahead with the half matched stem cell (Haploidentical) from her father and wentahead with the treatment.
Dr.Sharat Damodar, Senior Consultant Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Mazumdar Shaw
Cancer Center, NH Health City said, “Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure in which leukemia
or faulty marrow is destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy and restored
with donor stem cells”
“India’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant unit. It has conducted the largest number of stem cell
transplants till date in Karnataka. The department is staffed with doctors of international repute who
are highly skilled and experienced in their ‑field.”