Evercare Hospital has brought all types of Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) services for the first time in Bangladesh at affordable cost, by skilled medical staff using state-of-the-art facilities within the reach of every patient.
BMT's are autologous and allogeneic. Just before BMT, high levels of chemotherapy or radiotherapy or both are used in the patient's body - killing all the remaining cancer cells in the patient's body and creating a suitable place for donor stem cells in the bone marrow. Donor stem cells are inserted into a patient's body through a blood vessel. It grows slowly and gives the patient a new life.
In 2016, with limited resources, Dr Abu Zafar Mohammad Saleh created a mid-sized haematology unit focusing on autologous type BMT. After recruiting and training doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, a BMT unit with full and modern facilities was established in 2017 and Allogeneic Sister Marrow Transplant started.
In 2015, Dr Abu Zafar Mohammad Saleh joined Evercare Hospital Dhaka (formerly Apollo Hospitals Dhaka).
Recently, in addition to chemotherapy, Total Body Radiation (TBI), has also been added, for the first time in Bangladesh. With the addition of TBI, Evercare Hospital has achieved the capability to perform all types of BMT which is a special milestone for the entire country.
On September 1, 2020, for the first time in Bangladesh, this technology was used for a lymphoma patient. The hospital operates allogeneic BMT for leukaemia, lymphoma and aplastic anaemia; it is also creating opportunities for the treatment of thalassemia and other diseases. BMT of more than 20 patients including two foreign patients has already been completed.
The hospital also offers advanced flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, PET scan, plasma exchange and modern blood bank services.