The IstHealth Health Group, which has an international reputation for Organ Transplantation, serves with the IstHealth Bone Marrow Transplant Center in accordance with its vision of being a reference center in Turkey in many branches. It’s not only from Istanbul and Turkey, aimed at addressing needs of patients from many countries of the world a bone marrow transplant unit, has all the facilities that today’s technology provides.
In addition to providing international standards for bone marrow transplantation, the center provides all the services that patients need. In the center, which performs treatment processes in a multidisciplinary structure, those with blood diseases such as Multiple Myeloma (malignant bone marrow disease caused by plasma cells), lymphoma (hematological lymph node cancer), acute leukemia (blood cancer) and chronic leukemia, aplastic anemia can have a bone marrow transplant.
Bone marrow / stem cell transplant
In the human organism, the cells responsible for blood production are stem cells in the bone marrow. A transplant of cells with these extremely special functions is generally called a “bone marrow transplant” or “stem cell transplant”. Bone marrow transplantation is called “autologous transplantation” if it is performed from the patient’s own stem cells, and “allogeneic transplantation” if it is performed from family members or donors with unrelated tissue harmony. Blood stem cells are transplanted during bone marrow transplantation.
In past years, stem cells have been collected from bone marrow directly and under operating room conditions using special needles. But today, this method is very rarely used. In recent years, with a special drug, stem cells are allowed to pass from the bone marrow to the blood, and the cells are collected by a method called “apheresis”. This method does not require any surgical intervention. Bone marrow transplantation also does not require a surgical procedure the bone marrow is given to the patient through a vein, the bone marrow cells find and settle the bone marrow themselves with their biological properties and start blood production. The main difficulty of bone marrow transplantation is that the patient’s follow-up is well performed, while the bone marrow gains its functions at the new site. During this critical period, red and white blood cells, platelets responsible for clotting, cannot be made. Therefore, this period is a period when complications such as anemia, infection and bleeding can occur. It is important that the treatment of unwanted conditions such as infections, bleeding that may occur during this period can prevent the rejection of the bone marrow or diseases caused by the new bone marrow.
The success of bone marrow transplantation, technical infrastructure, and isolation from germs is very good, complications that may occur with organ transplantation in intensive care departments to provide the necessary interventions, interdisciplinary harmony, cooperation and Team conditions such as is achieved when experience come together.
Situations that stem cell transplant may be necessary
Blood and lymph gland diseases, such as multiple myeloma and Lymphoma, primarily and most often
Acute leukemias, less frequently chronic leukemias
Transplantation of intact stem cells instead of insufficient, poorly functioning bone marrow (diseases such as bone marrow failure, aplastic anemia, MDS, a type of bone marrow failure seen in the elderly, and similar conditions).
A world-class center is
A bone marrow transplant centers that was created by Jacie international criteria aiming to IstHealth Center. Stem cell transplant unit of the Ministry of Health is providing all the elements contained in the regulation, published at the end of 2010, “the quality and safety of human tissues and cells with the heart” opened the first bone marrow transplant center according to the regulations inspected. The hepafilter system, which was created to protect patients from infections, provided the ISO 5 standard, which is the operating room requirements, in all rooms.
People-oriented service concept
At the foundation stage of IstHealth bone marrow transplant centers, the most important point was set out with the fact that “human”. Every detail, from treatment methods (chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation), care services (hygiene and catheter care), psychological support for the patient and his family, to social activities for the unit, has been designed with the comfort of the patients in mind. Comfort-related factors such as adequate equipment and spaciousness were taken into account when planning patient rooms.
Bone marrow transplant is the job of the team
The fact that the treatment approach in bone marrow transplantation concerned many disciplines was not ignored when the center was established. In addition to all branches of Medicine, an infrastructure has been created that will allow social support teams and specialized psychologists to contribute to the treatment process. All processes, including the treatment of patients and the transplantation of bone marrow to the patient, are carried out in this unit. Patients basic treatment and care services are provided by a team of experienced in bone marrow transplantation. Close monitoring of patients before hospitalization and after discharge is carried out by social and psychological support teams, as well as doctors and medical personnel, except for the time they are in the unit.