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Bone marrow transplant for Sickle Cell disease at Fortis Healthcare.
The Department of Haematology, Paediatric Haemato-oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Fortis provides the facility of bone marrow transplantation for the Sickle cell disease patients. Our team is able to deliver excellence in patient care as a result of their vast experience, dedication and extensive knowledge on the subject.

We provide state-of-the -art care for sickle cell disease transplants. We have been curing the patients of sickle cell disease coming from all over the world.

At Fortis Healthcare we have best team, who treats sickle cell patients. We have dedicated center customized for sickle cell patients. Over the years we have developed the center which has advanced technology and experienced team of doctor and highly trained support staff. Our outcome has been greatly enhanced with continuous practice and technology upgrade.

Why Choose Us

  • 24 Hours Service
  • More than 37 year of clinical experience
  • International Patients Services
  • Highly Advanced Medical Care
  • 24*7 well equipped Ambulance and Emergency Services

Our Team of Experts

  • Dr. Vikas Dua
  • Dr. Niti Raizada
  • Dr. Subhaprakash Sanyal


  • hospital
    Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
  • hospital
    Fortis Hospital BG Road Bangalore
  • hospital
    Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai


  • Treatment
  • Procedures
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia is in herited, which means that it is passed from parent to child
    and is caused by a faulty gene that affects how red blood cells develop. If both
    parents have this faulty gene, there is a 25% chance of each child they have being
    born with Sickle Cell Anaemia.

  • People born with the d isease sometimes experience problems from early childhood,
    but most children have few symptoms and lead normal lives. The various signs and
    symptoms of Sickle Cell Anaem ia vary from person to person and change over time.
    They Include:
    ● Anaem ia
    ● Episodes of pain called Sickle Cell Crises
    ● Pain ful swelling of hands and feet
    ● Freq uent infections
    ● Delayed growth in infants and children and delayed puberty in teenagers
    ● Vision problems such as floaters, blurred or patchy vision, reduced night vision
    and occasionally sudden vision loss


  • What is the cut-off age (eligibility) for a bone marrow transplant?
    Bone marrow cell donors and recipients of all ages who meet strict health criteria are eligible for bone marrow transplant. This means both, the donor and the patient who is to receive the donor bone marrow cells, will undergo stringent tests to check for underlying risks and heath issues that could restrict the treatment. While younger donors under the age of 65 years are preferred for BMT, transplant recipients age can be extended upto 75 years if they are otherwise fit and without accompanying severe illness.
  • Can leukemia be cured after bone marrow transplant?
    There are four common types of leukemia. Of these, Acute Leukemia is the highly curable form of adult leukemia. This is attributed to the advances in the diagnosis and high-precision treatment of this type of blood cancer. Cure rates of 80-90 percent following bone marrow transplant have been reported from centers specializing in acute leukemia treatment, including Fortis Hospital in Mumbai, India.
  • Which family members can donate bone marrow?
    Seeking a bone marrow donor within the family is the first option. A brother or sister is most likely to be a perfect match as a donor. This is called a matched sibling donor transplant. There’s a 1 in 4 chance of the bone marrow cells matching among siblings. One’s parents, own children, and other relatives can sometimes be good matches. Only about 30% of those who need a bone marrow transplant can find a matching donor in their own family.
  • Is bone marrow transplant painful?
    The transplant procedure is not painful because it is not surgery. In fact, it is similar to a blood transfusion. The bone marrow cells are infused into the vein directly through a thin catheter or intravenous tube. This process could take a couple of hours and the recipient is awake throughout.
  • Can you walk after a bone marrow transplant?
    Recovery after a bone marrow transplant is gradual but most patients can walk throughout the transplant period barring a few days time when they have low blood counts. It could take several weeks for the new bone marrow cells which were infused into the blood to travel to the bone marrow to begin to make healthy new cells. In some, it could take longer. This is why doctors will keep a steady watch on the recipients to monitor their progress. Depending on the type of transplant, and the risks of complications, doctors could recommend light forms of exercising like walking for short periods within the transplant unit itself.
  • How long is recovery after bone marrow transplant?
    Recovery after a bone marrow transplant is gradual. It takes up to 2 weeks for the newly infused cells to reach the bone marrow to begin to make healthy new cells. This process is called engraftment. In some recipients, it could take longer. During this time the immunity system can be weak. To prevent infections or the risk of complications, doctors recommend hospitalization for a few weeks to around 90 days to monitor the progress. Even after being discharged from the hospital, the bone marrow transplant recipients will have to visit the hospital for routine follow-ups with the doctors to check the response to the transplant.
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