Adult Bone Marrow Center
18.05.2022

Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit is located in The Oncology Building, 2th floor, B section. Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Polyclinic is located on the B1 floor inside the Haematology Corridor. Our unit has 16 bed capacity, starting to provide service in 2019 June as it continued to operate during the pandemic era. More than 150 autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplants were performed by the end of 2021.  

 

Treatment and Diagnosis in the Center

Allogeneic bone marrow transplant can be performed on patients with acute leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anaemia, bone marrow failure, haemoglobinopathy, Testicle Tumor etc. are transplanted in our unit. All types of donors (Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) matching brother/sister, unrelated and haploidentical from domestic and overseas bone marrow banking) Our unit also provides service for international patients within the scope of Health Tourism.

 

Units

Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, providing service under Haematology Department consists of Stem Cell Laboratory, BMT Polyclinic (KIT in Turkish) and service ward. Moreover, our unit collaborates with Adult Therapeutic Apheresis Center and Flow Cytometry Unit in the Stem Cell Laboratory.

 

How can I go through examination?

The Unit puts patients which are approved for transplant by Ankara City Hospital Bone Marrow Transplantation Council in order for transplant. Evaluations and preparations of patients before transplant and examination, follow-up and treatments of our patients who were transplanted are carried out in BMT Polyclinic located inside The Haematology Corridor, B1 Floor

 

 

General Information About The Unit

Bone Marrow Transplant (transplantation) Unit consists of 16 rooms, having a unique ventilation system and protection conditions. Air flows as positive pressure inside the rooms (it can be converted from positive pressure to negative pressure when required) and it is cleaned by a system with  High efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) Filter continuously. It is not allowed for patients to go out of the room and unit. Hospitalization time varies between 30 and 45 days. This time period shows change depending on the type of transplant, individual and disease. Only one companion is allowed for each patient in the unit in our country. The companions are trained in washing their hands when they enter the room, putting their masks and avoiding the unit in the presence of upper respiratory tract infection onset before transplant. One person is always ready for replacement if the companion becomes sick. BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) Unit staff start to work in the unit after they complete the necessary in service trainings.

 

Featured Services:

 

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

 

HLA matching Brother/Sister

 

HLA matching Relative

 

HLA matching Unrelated

 

Cord Blood

 

Autologous

 

Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant

 

Units:

 

Apheresis Center: There is an apheresis center that we work coordinately with in the hospital during peripheral stem cell collection, plasmapheresis and photopheresis process.

 

Stem Cell Laboratory: It is a laboratory where dosage adjustment is implemented for bone marrow collected in the operating theatre or peripheral stem cells collected by our apheresis center to be infused into patient as well as plasma and erythrocyte depletion are performed and the dose remained after infusion is cyropreserved to be utilized again for the patient when it is required. 

 

4- How can I go through examination?

 

Patients to be bone marrow transplanted are referred to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT Council after their preliminary investigation by the related departments in the hospital such as Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Metabolism or the related departments of the other hospitals. Follow-up and treatment of the patients who are decided to be transplanted are carried out by Bone Marrow Transplant (KİT) Polyclinic after transplant procedures are completed.