08/03/2014: Bone-Marrow transplant in Bangladesh
Bone-Marrow transplant in Bangladesh
Published: 08 Mar 2014 23:03 BdST
Doctors conducting first bone-marrow transplant in Bangladesh will start pushing back stem cells of a blood cancer patient on Monday at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
“It will take two to three weeks to complete the process,” the first-ever bone marrow transplant centre in-charge Prof MA Khan told bdnews24.com.
He said they had started destroying cancer cells of the patient with “high-dose chemotherapy” on Saturday before starting pushing back his own cells, collected earlier, from Monday.
The centre was inaugurated on Oct 20 last year at the ninth floor of the new DMCH building, which was remodelled, with the help of the Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
MGH trained up its nurses and doctors while the government spent about Tk 200million for the whole project.