Rare disease day is celebrated around the world on the last day of February. A rare disease, often known as an orphan disease, is one that only diagnosed in a few people every year. In America, a rare disease means that fewer than 200,000 are affected by it at any given time.
Whilst rare diseases affect relatively few Americans, there are currently 7,000 registered rare diseases, which affect almost 3 million Americans in total. This means that, collectively, rare diseases affect nearly one in ten Americans.
Because doctors don’t often see rare diseases, people affected struggle to get quick diagnosis as well as the drugs and care that they need.
Some blood disorders, such as acquired aplastic anemia and some types of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes are defined as rare diseases, because they affect fewer than 200,000 Americans at a time. This means that it can be hard to get diagnosed and treated, either because the disease’s rarity makes it harder to diagnose, or because the individual’s insurance does not cover the necessary treatment, or both.
By raising the awareness of rare diseases and the need for ongoing funding and research into these diseases, health organizations across the world aim to encourage medical professionals and patients themselves to consider less likely options of diagnosis.
At Bone Marrow Treatment Mexico we treat patients with otherwise untreatable blood disorders. By removing the existing bone marrow with chemotherapy, and replacing the diseased bone marrow with healthy, donated bone marrow from a matching donor, we are able to encourage the patient to develop new, healthy, normal functioning bone marrow, free of disease.
The state of the art Bone Marrow Transplant Unit is based in Hospital Angeles Lomas, in a quiet suburb of Mexico City. Offering bone marrow transplant procedures in a safe environment, our aftercare program is unrivalled, allowing patients to recover fully either on site or in supported accommodation a short distance away from the Unit. We are also partnered with a range of internationally renowned and approved organizations. These partnerships allow us to support bone marrow transplant and rare blood disease research, as well as enabling us to offer the best in bone marrow matching and blood disorder treatment options to our patients.
Our in-house, FDA approved blood bank and laboratories mean that we can monitor each patient closely and have the facilities to provide every patient with the intervention and support that they need, when they need it. With no wait lists and admissions available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for many patients with a blood disorder, bone marrow transplantation in Mexico is the best, the only option for long term survival.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a blood disorder or a blood cancer, such as leukemia, aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome, early treatment is essential for the best outcomes. Contact us today to find out more about how a bone marrow or stem cell transplant could help you.