Bone marrow transplantation is sometimes the only remedy for cancer patients. Only two types of bone marrow transplantation are available in Ukraine:
Autologous (the patient receives his own bone marrow)
Allogeneic (the patient receives bone marrow from a family donor)
Such operations are performed only in a few Ukrainian hospitals, including NDSL Okhmatdyt.
The procedure itself is quite complex and expensive, to make it more accessible for people in need, our foundation has donated six bone marrow treatment kits to NDSL.
Why is this so Important?
The kit includes a special bag in which the isolation of the donor’s bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells and the removal of erythrocytes and plasma take place. This significantly reduces the risks of unexpected reactions in patients during transplantation.
Usually, one bag is required for one bone marrow transplantion.