Organ Transplant in Minsk, Belarus

Transplantation of organs in the Republic of Belarus as one of the methods of treatment is at a decent level. Yielding to the United States, the boss in this area, among the CIS countries, Belarus ranks first in the no of operations of this type: fifty per one million inhabitants of the republic.

Bone marrow transplant

BONE MARROW Transplant

Bone marrow is an necessary organ of the hematopoietic system and malfunctions in its work ca serious dysfunction of blood cells. When, for some reason, the internal environment of the body - the blood - doesn't cope with its mission, bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is necessary - the patient' bone marrow is replaced with a healthy bone marrow. 
Most frequently patients with diseases such as leukemia, various forms of lymphomas, myelomas, and anemias necessity bone marrow replacement. Hematology specialists several types of bone marrow transplants in Belarus:
- Autologous BMT - own blood stem cells of patient are transplanted to him.
- Allogenic transplantation a related donor - donor material a relative person is used.
- Allogenic transplantation an unrelated donor - stem cells are taken a compatible donor who's not a relative.
The choice of the type of transplantation depends on many factors: the effectiveness of conservative treatment, the age of the patient, and concomitant diseases. Also level of urgency of surgery is taken into account.

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After making the diagnosis and identifying the indications for bone marrow transplantation, the algorithm of actions is as follows:

Thorough diagnostics of the recipient and the donor (if a donor transplant is required) to exclude the presence of infections in the body;

Collection and preparation of the graft (donor or autologous); the method of processing the biomaterial depends on the diagnosis and a number of other factors;

High-dose chemotherapy to destroy abnormal bone marrow cells (usually takes 5-6 days) - conditioning regimen;

Bone marrow transplantation;

Isolation and postoperative observation - in order to avoid the development of infections and other postoperative complications, at the end of the procedure, the patient is transferred to a special ward with a laminar air flow, where he remains until the bone marrow engraftment;

Outpatient follow-up, during which blood tests and other necessary studies are regularly performed to assess graft engraftment, monitor the underlying disease.

Benefits of bone marrow transplant in Belarus

Experience

Specialists have been engaged in this type of surgery in Belarus for more than twenty five years and have performed more 2 thousand transplants. Moreover, half of the patients were children.Experienced specialists carry out over 200 hematopoietic and bone marrow transplants.

Improving skills

Doctors of Belarus have been trained in clinics in Germany, Great Britain and Italy. They improving their qualifications in the world's leading medical centers. Every year the our doctors participate and deliver reports at the European and world congresses on bone marrow transplantation, hematology, and immunogenetics.

Saving lifes

Thanks to the use of advanced technologies in treatment, specialists have managed to achieve significant remissions in patients who underwent bone marrow transplantation. Hematologists were able to significantly reduce postoperative mortality. Today it is more than two percent.

Cost of Services

The bone marrow transplant procedure in Belarus is one of the most affordable in Europe. Its cost is cheaper than the world by more than 25% and varies depending on the type of transplantation

Unrelated donors

In Belarus, bone marrow transplantation is possible from unrelated donors, while in Europe and many others it is prohibited. Short waiting time for organ transplant.

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