The blood stem cell transplantation applies national and international fixed indications.
Usually there are diseases in which the hematopoietic system is disturbed, too many or too few mainly abnormal blood cells are produced. Thus, depending on the disorder, the function of the blood cells is no longer ensured.
This disruption can quickly lead to life threatening complications:
- Serious disruptions in the immune system due to a lack of white blood cells
- Bleeding due to lack of blood platelets
- Anemia due to lack of red blood cells
The most common disease of the bone marrow is leukemia, which is also often called "blood cancer." Additionally, there are other malignant diseases (lymphomas, myelomas and other blood diseases), as well as a variety of functional disorders (anemias, congenital immune deficiencies, and certain genetic metabolic deficiencies in children).
In Switzerland, more than 700 children and adults become ill with one of these diseases. For many of these patients, a transplantation with blood stem cells is the only hope for a cure.
Give hope — and register as a blood stem cell donor.