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What are the risks involved in a bone marrow transplant?

Q: Is born marrow transplant effective for a Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patient? Is there any risk if the donor is the patient’s own brother? What are the risks involved and how much does the procedure cost?

A:Bone Marrow Transplantation is the only curative treatment for CML . With perfact match donor apprx 70-80% can get permanent cure by BMT. During transplant patient are at risk for infection, graft versus host disease and some other complications of BMT. Transplant related moratality is approximately 20%. The cost of treatment is approximately rupees 10 lac to 12 lacs (mainly depends on complications).

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