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Bulgaria: Unique Stem Cell Transplantation Carried Out in Bulgaria

Posted Mar 10 2011 12:00am

The first non-family bone marrow transplant took place in Bulgaria this Tuesday showing that the world is moving forward with stem cells even if the US is not.  Bone Marrow transplants have been carried out for about 40 years for leukemia and other cancers to replace bone marrow destroyed by chemotherapy. -dg

Bulgaria: Unique Stem Cell Transplantation Carried Out in Bulgaria

The first transplantation of stem cells from a non-family member donor in Bulgaria was carried out Tuesday night at the National Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Hematological Diseases in Sofia.

The stem cells arrived from Frankfurt at the Sofia International Airport on Tuesday night and were taken to the hospital by the director, Georgi Mihaylov, the Bulgarian private TV channel bTV reported.

They were used for the life-saving transplantation of a 28-year-old woman with acute leukemia.

Bulgaria: Unique Stem Cell Transplantation Carried Out in Bulgaria – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency .

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