Bone Marrow Aspiration & Transplant
Before you decide to apply for the surgery, we encourage you to consult with the doctors to know more about your condition and surgery options. The doctor-in-charge will offer you information tailored specifically to your condition and suggest the surgical procedure which is most suitable for you.
Bone Marrow Aspiration
In the beginning of bone marrow aspiration, a doctor will clean your skin and apply local anesthetic around the target area, normally on the hip. By using a very small needle with a tube attached on, the doctor will extract a small amount of bone marrow fluid from your hip bone.
The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes, and it is slightly painful. At the puncture area, you may feel pressure or sucking sensation. After the procedure, you can return to your hospital room immediately. Soreness usually lasts for 1-2 days.
The sample of your bone barrow fluid is taken to our Stem Cell Resource Laboratory, in which our specialists will process the sample.
Possible Risks of Bone Marrow Aspiration
After the procedure, bleeding or infection is possible to occur, but very rare. All the risks are minimized in our hospital, by our excellent doctor team and medical staff, as we have cutting-edge medical technology, and we are strictly abidance by hygiene regulation.
Bone Marrow Transplant
There are three phases in the treatment plan for patients receiving autologous bone marrow stem cells. Patients can assess the duration of therapy by the following phases:
Phase I: initial check-up and bone marrow extraction (2-3 days).
Phase II: laboratory process (20-30 days). The sample is tested, purified and cultured. During this phase, you do not need to stay in the hospital.
Phase III: transplantation (20 days).