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She was addressing a ceremony arranged in connection with successful bone marrow transplantation of 10 children at the Children's Hospital.
'Last year, it was mere a dream to conduct bone marrow transplantation at Children's Hospital, but today it has become a reality,' added the minister.
The decision to become a bone marrow donor is not one to take lightly.
Using state-of-the-art tools and cell-specific dyes in mice, Matthias Nahrendorf, M.D., Ph.D., professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and his colleagues were able to distinguish whether immune cells traveling to brain tissue damaged by stroke or meningitis, came from bone marrow in the skull or the tibia, a large legbone.
The doctor explained that the Yadhav's father, who has a partial match with the boy's bone marrow, could be the donor for a transplant procedure.
Autologous bone marrow "rescue", is an another reason to accurately assess marrow status in newly diagnosed cases.3 With advanced disease patients often have bone marrow infiltration which is categorised as stage 4 and 4S of the International Neuroblastoma Staging System(INSS).
According to Be The Match, one of the most prominent registries in the country, 70 percent of patients who need a bone marrow or blood cord transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family; a transplant from a non-familial matching donor could save their life.
Bone marrow failure syndrome refers to the decreased production of one or more major hematopoietic lineages (white cells, red cells and platelets), which leads to diminished or absent hematopoietic precursors in the bone marrow.
Bone marrow examination plays a vital role in arriving at a confirmatory diagnosis in many of the benign and malignant haematological disorders.
The experts stressed on the need for setting up quality bone marrow transplant centres, better control of infections and increasing funding for bone marrow transplant in Pakistan.
For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous.