Today is the 5th Annual Rare Disease Day, where people all over the world are raising awareness of the range of rare diseases that, combined, affect one out of every ten Americans.
In the States, a disease is classified as being rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. The problem is, because these diseases are so rare, less time and money is spent on finding a cure. As a result, 95% of rare diseases do not, at this time, have FDA approved treatment. You may think this is practical and understandable. And in many ways it is. But for a person or family affected by a rare disease, research and treatment is essential. Without it, these 200,000 Americans don’t have the support they need to fight their condition.
At Bone Marrow Transplant Mexico we offer allogeneic bone marrow transplants and stem cell transplants as an effective, long term cure for some rare bone marrow and blood disorders. Rare diseases such as aplastic anemia, myelofibrosis and myelodysplastic syndromes do not currently have any other effective cure, although there are programs to manage the diseases and minimize discomfort for patients.
Stem cell transplants or bone marrow transplants offer our patients the chance to survive. We remove the existing, malfunctioning bone marrow using high intensity chemotherapy. We then replace it with donated, healthy bone marrow or stem cells. These stem cells graft into the bone and start to reproduce, creating healthy bone marrow.
Rare disease Day was created to raise awareness of rare diseases and increase access to treatment, research and cures. Here at Bone Marrow Treatment Mexico we believe that everyone should have access to the very best medical attention available. As a result all of our hospitals have been designed to accommodate the needs of our world class physicians as well as those of our patients and their guests. From furnishings, to entertainment, to diet, if you have a blood of bone marrow disorder, or if you have cancer that requires high intensity chemotherapy without the risks of developing a bone marrow cancer in later years, we will provide you with a state of the art, welcoming, healing environment in which to overcome the odds and beat your disease, for good.
If you would like to know more about how we can help you or a loved one to fight a rare disease, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. On Rare Disease Day we want you to know: you are not alone.