Sankalp-Cure2Children Network meeting for BMT was organised on 28-29 May 2018 at People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore. The two day meeting held every six months is an opportunity for our transplant teams to get together and brainstorm - contributing to the fine outcomes. We had participation from the teams at Sankalp-People Tree Centre - Bangalore, Sankalp-CIMS Centre - Ahmedabad, South East Asia Institute for Thalassemia, MY Hospitals Indore, Cure2Children Foundation and Sankalp India Foundation. This time we were happy to have Dr Eugenios Goussetis ,Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, from Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital - Athens, Greece join the team.
Beside reviewing the outcomes and challenges with the current protocol there was intense deliberation on the options available for patients who do not have a matched related donor. Early results with haploidentical transplants have been very encouraging and the steps to strengthen the protocol further were discussed. After two productive days and a host of ideas to work upon, with renewed energy the teams are back to their units - to give life a better chance!