What is Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)

A bone marrow transplant is a medical treatment that replaces your damaged blood-forming cells, also known as stem cells, with healthy cells.

The bone marrow is a blood-making factory, producing stem cells that eventually mature into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

A bone marrow transplant can be done either between a patient and a separate donor (allogeneic transplant) or using the patient’s own cells (autologous transplant) where healthy cells are extracted and transplanted after treatment.

This treatment is necessary if your bone marrow stops working or your body is not producing enough healthy blood cells. It treats a variety of conditions, including cancers such as lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

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Bone Marrow Transplant At Beacon Hospital

At Beacon Hospital, we offer autologous bone marrow transplant with the help of cutting-edge technology and facility and a team of highly experienced, internationally trained specialists and nurses.

With us, you are in safe hands. We will prioritise your safety and comfort throughout the whole process, determining whether the procedure is safe for you and ensuring explain all the benefits and risks involved beforehand.

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Who Can Benefit From Bone Marrow Transplant


Cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system

Multiple Myeloma

Cancer in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell.

Autologous BMT Process

In an autologous bone marrow transplant, the patient is both the donor and the recipient of stem cells. Remaining healthy cells of the patient is extracted and will be transplanted back to the patient once the anti-cancer treatment is done.

There are four distinct phases in an autologous bone marrow transplant.

Phase 1

Extraction & Apheresis

Process of extracting blood and separating cellular and soluble components using a machine.

Phase 2


Anti-cancer treatment such as high doses of chemotherapy is given to kill off any remaining cancer cells.

Phase 3

Stem Cell Transplant

Healthy stem cells are transplanted back to patient. This is known as day zero of recovery.

Phase 4

Engraftment & Recovery

Recovery starts once the transplanted healthy stem cells start to grow and produce new cells.

Each phase will be done in Beacon Hospital and will be monitored closely by our haematologists and BMT nurse coordinators to ensure that your comfort and well being is always prioritised.

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Our BMT Specialists


Dr Tengku Ahmad Hidayat

Consultant Internal Medicine and Clinical Haematologist

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Dr Frances Leow May Yan

Consultant Internal Medicine and Clinical Haematologist

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At Beacon Hospital, our bone marrow transplant team consists of a highly experienced medical team, led by Dr Tengku Ahmad Hidayat and Dr Frances Leow May Yan. Our multidisciplinary team of experts work towards the goal of providing personalized, whole-person care to adults undergoing autologous bone marrow transplants.

This team includes haematologists, oncologists, a BMT nurse coordinator, trained and specialized nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, pharmacists and a palliative care team. Your health is our priority. Schedule an appointment with our specialists by clicking the button below or contact us now for more information.

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