Stem Cell Transplant Centre
Amongst others the following groups of patients would benefit from the services of the Centre.
1 Cancer patients ( post chemo and radiotherapy)
2 Sickle Cell anaemia patients
3 patients with leukemia and multiple myeloma
Working Days & Hours:
Mondays (8:00am to 4:00pm)
We the Stem Cell Transplant Group present our first Allogeneic HSCT for a 7 years old Sickle Cell Anemia patient with a stable proof 7.0g/dl history of cerebrevascular accident and right Heamiparaperesis (severe sickle cell disease). Patient was HLA identical with his 14 year old sibling 10/12.Both patient and donor blood group A rhesus positive, CMV negative, normal renal fluid liver function mantanze test, no malaria parasite, HIV I and II negative but CT scan of patient showed few old cerebral micro-infarcts conditioning was with (Reduced Intensity Conditioning (RIC)).
Stem cell source was bone marrow harvested on the 28th of August 2011 with 9.8X106 nucleated cells per kg body weight.
Neutrophil engraftment day 18 and platelet engraftment day 21. At day 32 chimerism was 36% and hemoglobin electrophoresis since day 12 has been HbAA.
Day 69 full blood count is total white blood cell count of 3100/µl, Neutophils 1200/µl, Hb 11.3g/dl and Platelet 198,000/µl. Patient is currently clinically stable and responding to physiotherapy
To God be the glory that we have done the first successful transplant in Nigeria. I want to use this opportunity to thank the management of the hospital, all the collaborating physicians, stem cell transplant group personnel and all our well wishers. Thanks for your prayers and support.
Dr. G.N. Bazuaye
Coordinator Stem Cell Transplant Centre, UBTH.