Bone Marrow Transplant Project

A bone marrow transplant is required for a patient suffering from chronic infections, diseases or cancer.

The transplant

A bone marrow transplant is required for a patient suffering from chronic infections, diseases or cancer. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside one's bones, and it produces blood cells. The transplant is a procedure that replaces damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow cells. It is a difficult, expensive and painful process, and requires post-op care in very hygienic conditions. In India, despite there being an incremental need for BMT, since it is very cost-intensive, there are very few organisations that support BMT treatments.
KARO initiated BMTP, dedicated to supporting hospitals that perform BMT procedures and conduct post BMT infection control.

Why KARO BMT Project?

KARO wanted to be as inclusive as possible and therefore decided to support BMT, and is the first organisation of its kind to do that. KARO realised the immense need for BMT⎯every month we receive an average of 16 new patients who require funding, and the numbers keep increasing. For this reason, we initiated KARO BMTP, dedicated to supporting hospitals that perform BMT procedures and conduct post BMT infection control.

KARO BMT Project is associated with more than 23 hospitals in India, and also have dedicated teams to conduct followups with patients and their caregivers.

The outcome

Through KARO BMT Project we are associated with more than 23 hospitals in India, and we even have dedicated teams to conduct followups with patients and their caregivers, which can span over long periods of time. The teams communicate directly with the concerned doctor of each patient to understand the patient’s treatment status. This helps us identify and scrutinise every case to appropriately determine and deploy resources.

Furthermore, KARO BMT Project is actively working with a number of hospitals to get them to subsidise BMT treatment for the underprivileged. The KARO BMT Project is recognised and lauded by reputed hospitals and NGOs like Tata Trust, Chief Minister Fund and many more. Thanks to our efforts since 2015, over 474 patients have completed their BMT procedures in a stress-free manner as of March 2020.

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