The Department of Clinical Haematology at SKIMS on Thursday performed a matched sibling Allogenic Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplant for a patient suffering from Refractory Blood Cancer (Acute Myeloid Leukemia).
In a statement issued to News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC), Director SKIMS, Dr. AG Ahangar lauded the Department of Clinical Haematology and appreciated them for conducting these rare transplants which is benefitting poor patients.
He said SKIMS has always taken a lead for conducting rare procedures and contributing in providing best patient care services to poor people who otherwise had to go outside for such procedures involving huge expenses.
Dr. Javid Rasool Bhat, Prof. & Head Clinical Haematology Department, in a statement issued here informed that a 30 year old male from Baramulla was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in August last year in the Department of Clinical Haematology. He was given high dose chemotherapy but his disease persisted. So he was given two more cycles of high dose chemotherapy after which his disease was controlled. In view of refractory Blood Cancer he was explained that the only curative treatment option for him was Stem Cell Transplantation.
Fortunately, his brother’s bone marrow stem cells were found to be matching. So, a patient was taken for Allogenic matched sibling transplant on 5th Feb this month. Presently, the patient is doing well and is on regular follow-up. This will raise hope for poor and deserving patients of Blood Cancer who need Bone Marrow Transplant, he added.
Pertinently, the Department of Clinical Hematology SKIMS recently also conducted transplants for severe A plastic Anemia and Beta Thalassemia Major. (KDC)