Manipal Hospitals reaches milestone of 50 bone marrow transplants and counting


Vijayawada : Manipal Hospitals recently reached the milestone of completing 50 successful bone marrow transplants, saving the lives of both children and adults.


Addressing a press conference, Dr. Krishna Reddy, Consultant Medical Oncologist and BMT physician, Manipal Hospital, Vijayawada said, “We have come a long way since performing our first Autologous stem cell transplant in 2009. This momentous achievement would not have been possible without the close collaboration with our pathologists, microbiologists, blood bank and apheresis team, intensivists, and nursing staff. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all our patients and their families for placing their trust in the care that we provide, for their ongoing collaboration and for providing the inspiration and motivation for us to continually do better.”


Adding to this, Dr. Madhav Danthala, Consultant Bone Marrow Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospital, Vijayawada said, “We have performed both Autologous and Allogeneic stem cell transplants successfully on patients for a wide range of diseases – Multiple Myeloma, Lymphomas, Acute Lymphoblastic leukemias, APML, Aplastic anemia, Neuroblastoma, Wilm’s tumour and Ewing sarcoma. The results we get are outstanding and that’s one of the reasons we have reached our milestone. Our transplant related mortality is amongst the lowest in the country and is testimony to the safety and quality of care provided at Manipal Hospitals, Vijayawada. Were the only hospital in the state that has access to unrelated stem cell donor registries. (DKMS BMST). We have catered to patients throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh, from Anantapur to East Godavari and to patients of all ages. Our youngest patient is a 2 year old girl, while our oldest is 63 years.”


Dr. Sudhakar Kantipudi – Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital, Vijayawada, said “Manipal Hospital has always been at the forefront of providing quality healthcare which is on par with international standards and with state-of-the-way infrastructure. Our doctors have developed some of the most extensive clinical expertise in the field, are internationally trained and are giving hope to patients in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Almost 90 percent of bone marrow transplant patients have been treated under the state sponsored Dr.Y.S.R. Arogyasri health scheme. I would like to appreciate and congratulate the doctors and staff who have made this possible.


Dr.Sravan Kumar.B – Consultant medical Oncologist and Dr.Manoj Kumar.Ch. – Chief of clinical services participated in this meet.