Research and treatment of child cancer in Brazil

 
$22,716
$27,284
Raised
Remaining
Oct 25, 2011

GRAACC performs bone marrow transplant with cord American.

Pipe, patients who received bone marrow U.S.
Pipe, patients who received bone marrow U.S.

GRAACC performs transplants from umbilical cord brought the U.S.

A new life after transplant

At 8 years old, Gustavo Gomes Pepi, patient GRAACC´s Hospital, faced a new step in the treatment of leukemia, he performed for over two years: the need for a bone marrow transplant. No compatible donor marrow banks in Brazil, the option was to seek in another country. The raw material came from St. Louis University in Missouri, USA. "We do not measure much less work and cost of saving lives", says Prof. Dr. Sergio Petrilli - medical superintendent of the Pediatric Oncology Institute (IOP). Hospital GRAACC which operates in partnership, technical and scientific, with the UNIFESP.

The patient was entered by GRAACC the National Registry of Bone Marrow Recipients (REREME), controlled by the National Cancer Institute (INCA), which seeks donors in national and international banks. "The transplant was successful. Pepi is currently the only hospital for hydration and medications", says Dr. Flavio Zecchin - pediatric oncologist GRAACC.

This was another successful experience of the hospital, fighting one of the most common types of tumors among children. To perform the procedures, the hospital has GRAACC Laboratory Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), which stores the harvested marrow donor before being received by patients.

The marrow donation is a simple process and realized voluntarily. After sign up on the National Register of Bone Marrow Donors, check the compatibility of the volunteer with patients waiting for bone marrow. If it is compatible, undergoes a procedure a collecting bone marrow, and was discharged the same day. The patient, receive the bone marrow along with the serum and the medicament intravenously. "It's very important that people know it´s simple to donate bone marrow and can save many lives", says Dr. Valeria Cortez Ginan, Medical Laboratory GRAACC BMT.

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer that needs your help, such as:

Project Leader

Tammy Allersdorfer

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Research and treatment of child cancer in Brazil