Bone Marrow Transplantation
More than 4,200 bone marrow transplants (over 1,380 in children) had been performed by December 2019 in Hadassah Hospital.
In August 2018, the BMT department of Hadassah Hospital became the first Israeli bone marrow transplantation center that received full accreditation from the International Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-EUROPE & EBMT (JACIE).
ORPHAN (RARE GENETIC) DISEASES, LYMPHOMA, LEUKEMIA
The Hospital has a large experience of BMT not only in leukemia and lymphoma, but also in the treatment of non-malignant rare genetic (orphan) diseases in children. The treatment in the Hospital demonstrates very good results, many children recover completely.
The overall survival in non-malignant diseases is over 95 %.
TYPES OF NON-MALIGANT DISEASES:
|Osteopetrosis: Hadassah Hospital has one of the largest global experiences — 31 patients, 100% survival ! for patients with a donor (not necessarily a relative).|
|All disorders of the bone marrow, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, e.g. Fanconi Anemia (the number of BMTs in the Clinic for patients with this disease is one of the largest in the world).|
In Israel, the Hadassah University Hospital is the leader in this sphere, mainly due to the qualification of its specialists.
SPECIALISTS OF THE CLINIC FOR THE RARE PEDIATRIC DISEASES TREATMENT
Professor Polina Stepensky — head of the BMT and immunotherapy department (for children and adults), oncohematologist.
|Specialization||Leading BMT specialist. Not only Israeli specialists in the sphere, but also leading foreign experts ask prof. Stepensky for advice; her knowledge and experience has helped to save dozens of children who were rejected by other hospitals.|
|Experience||Over 20 years.|
Dr. Irina Zaidman — head of the Pediatric unit of the Bone Marrow Transplantation department.
|Specialization||BMT. A worldwide expert that has performed more than 400 successful BMT procedures. The doctor is well-known in foreign countries, especially due to multiple publications in Russian-speaking mass media.
|Experience||Over 18 years.|