Thalassemia Transplant in Lagos
A team of different healthcare professionals will work together at a specialist thalassaemia centre to treat children and adults with thalassaemia.
The only treatment for thalassaemia is a stem cell or bone marrow transplant, but they’re not performed too often due to the major risks involved.
Bone marrow, the spongy tissue located in the centre of certain bones, produces stem cells, which have the capacity to transform into various forms of blood cells.
A stem cell transplant involves injecting stem cells from a healthy donor into a vein through a drip.
These cells then begin to produce healthy red blood cells in order to replace the thalassaemia-affected cells.