In Focus: Sickle Cell Anemia

Bone Marrow Transplantation is the only known cure for Sickle Cell Anemia. To find out more about how bone marrow or stem cell transplantation can treat blood disorders, get in touch. For the Last 7 years, the United Nations have celebrated Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness of sickle cell disease as a public health… Read more »

Leukemia: Causes and Risk Factors

For years, blood and bone marrow cancers have been among the most challenging cancers. Being diagnosed with a blood cancer (leukemia) has meant a tough battle with limited success.  Leukemia patients are confronted not only with their cancer, but high risk of bleeding and infections caused by the limited production of healthy blood cells. Here… Read more »

Bone Marrow Transplant Survival on the Up

For many people with chronic bone marrow dysfunction disorders, such as myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia, lymphoma and leukemia, a bone marrow transplant, or stem cell transplant, is the only chance of a cure. Bone marrow transplantation is becoming increasingly popular as an effective, long term treatment for otherwise untreatable blood and bone marrow disorders. Advances in… Read more »

Stem Cell Transplant Could Help Crohn’s Disease

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Stem Cell transplant are well known for their increasing success in treating conditions that affect the bone marrow or blood cell production, such as myelofibrosis, leukemia and various types of anemia. However, a new study shows that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation could be used to treat persistent Crohn’s disease and could… Read more »

Study Shows Stem Cell Transplantation Can Keep Myeloma Away

A new study shows that stem cell transplantation of donor cells (an allogeneic stem cell transplant) can be an effective in maintaining remission in multiple myeloma patients who have responded well to consolidation treatment. The small study found that for most patients, stem cell or bone marrow transplantation increased the initial response to treatment, bringing… Read more »

Kill or Cure; How Does Chemotherapy affect Bone Marrow?

Bone Marrow Transplant can often be the best or only chance for individuals to recover from various conditions. These include hereditary bone marrow disorders, such as aplastic anemia, or acquired disorders, such as leukemia. Many bone marrow transplant patients need a transplant as the result of cancer treatment that, as well as destroying the cancer… Read more »

Ensuring Strong Bones following BMT

Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, and phosphorus, the second most abundant mineral, are macronutrients essential in the human body. These two minerals work together to create strong bones and teeth. Most of the phosphorus in the body is found in association with calcium in the bones and teeth, where 99% of calcium… Read more »

Ethnicity’s role in finding a donor

Transplants of all kinds require genetic similarity for tissue matching, however an even closer genetic match is required for bone marrow donation. To be a donor, a special blood test called a histocompatibility antigen test must be done to determine the potential donor’s particular blood tissue traits and determine if they match the needs of… Read more »

Managing your Emotions

Coping with the diagnosis of a serious illness such a bone marrow cancer like leukemia is a difficult and emotional time for patients and their families. A new level of emotions hits when you enter the bone marrow transplant process and new feelings of anxiety and fear arise. The process is emotionally and physically draining… Read more »