SCB conducts 50th bone marrow transplant – Times of India

Posted: September 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

CUTTACK: The bone marrow transplant unit of SCB Medical College and Hospital achieved a feat on Sunday by successfully conducting its 50th bone marrow transplant (BMT)surgery.

The 50th patient to be operated on Sunday was Bishnupriya Nayak, 40, a cancer patient from Rourkela in Sundargarh district.

The BMT wing was started at SCB in 2014 and in three years the department has operated 50 patients. Besides, it has managed to conduct BMT surgery on a 74-year-old patient Zabar Khan. Hospital authorities claimed that he is the oldest person to undergo bone marrow transplant in the country. "Zabar Khan, a patient of multiple myeloma, was operated in 2015 and he is doing fine. He is the oldest patient to undergo BMT in Asia. Adding to it, we have done BMT on five patients who are above 65 years of age. In elderly patients, the risk factor is quite high," said head of the BMT unit, Dr R K Jena.

Jena highlighted that so far only three patients out of the 50 have died. "Two patients died due to infection while one succumbed to brain stroke," added Jena.

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